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As the housing market begins to recover, jobs are becoming available in the real estate sector and hard-working, competitive people are taking them. Real Estate License Exams For Dummies gives you the information you need to pass the exam and join the ranks as a professional real estate agent.
In order to become a real estate agent, you must pass the real estate licensing exam. This fully updated and revised edition of Real Estate License Exams For Dummies provides the latest and most up-to-date information on contracts, deeds, appraisals, leasing, and mortgage types, as well as new real estate law for all 50 states.
If you're looking to start a career in real estate, turn to the trusted guidance and test-prep help in Real Estate License Exams For Dummies.
John A. Yoegel, PhD, DREI, a certified Real Estate instructor and member of the Real Estate Educators Association, teaches a variety of real estate pre-licensing and continuing education courses.
Part I: Putting Real Estate License Exams into Perspective 5
Chapter 1: Sold! Taking a Glance at Real Estate License Exams 7
Chapter 2: Using Successful Study and Test-Taking Techniques 15
Part II: So You Want to Sell Real Estate: The Job and Basic Laws 23
Chapter 3: The Job: It Isn’t Just Driving People Around 25
Chapter 4: Understanding Agency Law 43
Chapter 5: Knowing the Fair Housing Laws for Selling Real Estate 63
Part III: It’s All Mine: Owning and Transferring Real Estate 77
Chapter 6: Owning It: Estates and Interests 79
Chapter 7: Understanding Forms of Real Estate Ownership 89
Chapter 8: Knowing the Limitations on Real Estate Ownership 99
Chapter 9: Transferring Ownership: Deeds and Title Closing 117
Chapter 10: Giving Up or Losing Property 139
Part IV: A House Is Made of Lots of Paper: Legal and Physical Issues 147
Chapter 11: Contracts 101 149
Chapter 12: Leasing Property 163
Chapter 13: Dealing with Environmental Government Regulations and Issues 173
Part V: You Want How Much? Valuation and Financing of Real Estate 185
Chapter 14: Appraising Property 187
Chapter 15: Finding the Money: Mortgages 211
Chapter 16: It’s So Taxing: Real Estate Assessment and Taxes 237
Chapter 17: Investing in Real Estate 251
Chapter 18: All in the Numbers: Real Estate Mathematics 269
Part VI: You’re Ready to Pick Up Your Pencil: Taking Practice Exams 293
Chapter 19: Practice Exam One 295
Chapter 20: Answers and Explanations to Practice Exam One 307
Chapter 21: Practice Exam Two 317
Chapter 22: Answers and Explanations to Practice Exam Two 329
Chapter 23: Practice Exam Three 339
Chapter 24: Answers and Explanations to Practice Exam Three 351
Chapter 25: Practice Exam Four 363
Chapter 26: Answers and Explanations to Practice Exam Four 375
Part VII: The Part of Tens 387
Chapter 27: Ten Things to Find Out From Your State’s Real Estate Law 389
Chapter 28: Ten Tips to Help You Succeed on the Exam 395