Online University

Earn Continuing Education Units and expand your knowledge about Real Estate transactions from the comfort of your home or office by attending virtual classes from the Real Estate Law Series® Online University. Take a class at any time, stop and start when you want, and earn your CE or CLE hours on your own schedule.

The Real Estate Law Series® Online University brings learning to real estate professionals with humorous and informative voiceover – a MUCH better way to learn than just reading text. Courses include How to Complete the 2010 HUD-1 form, Understanding Real Estate Contracts, and Ethics classes.

Conveying Real Property

Real Estate Contracts (4 Title Agent CE hrs)

Review typical forms and important provisions in real property contracts, and learn about potential problems.

3 Hours of general CE credit, intermediate level, has been granted for Title Licensees under Course No. 66544. The site administrator will submit your hours to your regulator.

 

Cost: $100.00

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Searching and Examining Title to Real Property

Easements (3 Title Agent CE hrs)

Learn about types of easements and different easement terms. Enjoy a discussion of common and uncommon easements, and end with a review of title insurance issues when insuring or making exceptions for easements.

Three hours of general CE credit for Florida licensed title agents is available under Course Id No. 67560. The course administrator will submit your hours. 

 

Cost: $75.00

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Legal Descriptions, Survey Readings, and Boundary Disputes (3 Title Agent CE hrs)

This course reviews the three main types of legal descriptions (metes and bounds, government survey system, and platted) and provides helpful hints how to read them and find errors. The course then reviews how to read a survey and describes how boundary disputes arise and how they might be resolved.

3 hours of general CE credit, intermediate level, for Florida licensed title agents under Course Number 64954. The site administrator will submit your hours to your regulator.

 

Cost: $75.00

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Learn How to Read a Survey (no CE or CLE)

This interactive course teaches the student to “read” a real estate survey. The student will gain an indepth understanding of the information shown on a survey and learn how to find potential problems, whether representing or insuring one of the parties. No continuing education credit is available for this course. See Legal Descriptions, Survey Readings, and Boundary Disputes for CE credit.

 

Cost: $20.00

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Liens (3 Title Agent CE hrs)

This course reviews basic information about liens in general, including priority issues, and continues by describing and comparing different types of liens, including judgment liens, construction liens, tax liens, and condominium liens. Duration of liens and homestead attachment are also discussed. Note: Mortgage liens are covered in the Mortgages and Other Security Instruments course.

This course has been approved for 3 hours of title CE credit for Florida licensed title agents under Course No. 70368. The site administrator will submit your hours to your regulator.

 

Cost: $75.00

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Mortgages and Other Security Instruments (3 Title Agent CE hrs)

Mortgages and Other Security Instruments reviews some common terms found in lender security documents, discusses priority issues and how to change priority, compares mortgages to other types of security instruments, and introduces the topic of how to close reverse mortgages. Recent mortgage foreclosure challenges are discussed, in addition to foreclosure alternatives, such as short sales.

This course has been approved for 3 hours of title CE credit for Florida licensed title agents under Course No. 74357. The site administrator will submit your hours to your regulator.

 

Cost: $75.00

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Closing Real Property Transactions

Power of Attorney (3 Title Agent CE hrs)

The “Power of Attorney” course reviews recent changes to Florida law regarding when and how a Power of Attorney may be used in a real estate transaction. Problems that arise when a Power of Attorney is used in real estate transactions are also discussed.

This class is approved for three (3) continuing education hours for Florida title insurance agents under Course Number 79430.

 

Cost: $75.00

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The New HUD-1 (4 hrs CE and CLE)

This course begins with a summary of various federal laws that impact real property settlement service providers. The course then compares the old HUD-1 form to the new HUD-1 form, followed by a step-by-step overview of how to complete the new HUD-1 forms. Finally, the impact of the new laws on the timing of real estate closings is discussed.

Title Agents:  This course has been approved by DFS for 4 hours of general CE credit under Course Id Number: 72462.

 

Cost: $100.00

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Ethics

Ethics and Conflicts of Interest (3 DFS and 3 Fla Bar Ethics hours)

The “Ethics and Conflicts of Interest” course reviews typical situations encountered by practitioners who close real estate transactions that involve possible conflicts of interest. Business referrals, issuing title insurance policies while representing one party, and conflicts between the parties into which the closing agent may be brought, are all discussed. The duties of a closing agent to the parties, including as a fiduciary and as a title insurance issuing agent, are also reviewed.

This course is approved for three (3) hours of ethics credit for Florida licensed title agents under Course Number77074.

 

Cost: $75.00

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Ethics and Privacy (3 Fla DFS and 3 Fla Bar Ethics hours)

The Ethics and Privacy course covers legal, business, and ethical duties regarding privacy issues in real estate transactions. Federal and state statutes are reviewed, as are various professional ethical codes. Scenarios are introduced and ethical actions discussed.

This course is approved for three (3) hours of Ethics Credit for Florida licensed title agents – Course Number 69347. The course administrator will submit your hours.

 

Cost: $75.00

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Ethics and the Unlicensed Practice of Law (2 Fla DFS and 2 Fla Bar Ethics hrs)

The “Ethics and the Unauthorized Practice of Law” course discusses the ethical issues that occur when unauthorized individuals practice law in Florida real property transactions. The course covers applicable rules and case law, and reviews situations that arise when handling a real property transaction, including the issuance of title insurance.

This course is approved for 2 hours of Ethics continuing education credit for Florida licensed title agents under Course Number 72620.

 

Cost: $50.00

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Title Insurance

Title Agent Liability: Are You Covered? (3 Fla title agent CE hrs)

The “Title Agent Liability: Are You Covered?” course reviews the differences among surety bonds, fidelity bonds, and professional liability insurance policies for title insurance agencies and law firms that issue title insurance.  Exclusions and important terms are discussed.  Specific situations that may be encountered, such as theft from escrow accounts, are covered.

This course is approved for three (3) continuing education hours for Florida licensed title agents under Course Number 79133.

 

Cost: $75.00

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Title Insurance Coverage (4 Title Agent CE hrs)

“TITLE INSURANCE COVERAGE” reviews typically misunderstood title insurance coverage beliefs, such as whether an owner’s policy insures the marital status of the insureds and whether a loan policy becomes an owner’s policy after the insured lender takes title after foreclosure. This seminar also includes a discussion about title insurance policy coverage for unrecorded matters, such as fraud or forgery. Finally, the course covers the issue of title agent defalcation from a title insurance coverage perspective.

Approved for Four (4) hours of Continuing Education for Florida Title Agents under Course Number 76628.

 

Cost: $100.00

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Valencia College

How to Read a Survey

This interactive course teaches the student to “read” a real estate survey. The student will gain an in depth understanding of the information shown on a survey and learn how to find potential problems that might affect a client or the issuance of title insurance.

 

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