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Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course Manual
This text is designed to provide the education requirements for those individuals who wish to become licensed as a representative (salesperson) in British Columbia, but it contains information of interest to anyone who owns or is considering purchasing an interest in real estate. This text introduces the practical aspects of real estate law, finance, appraisal, financial statements, land use, planning, building construction, property taxation, technology, business practices and ethics--in short, all aspects of the operation of real estate markets.
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Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course Examination Study Guide
This publication is intended to assist candidates in preparing for the Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course examination. It contains 1,000 multiple choice questions that are actual questions that may be used on future examinations. These practice questions provide candidates with answers and chapter references for examination purposes.

Rental Property Management Licensing Course Manual
The text is designed to provide the licensing education requirements for those candidates wishing to act as licensed property managers in British Columbia, but it also contains invaluable information for anyone who owns and manages real property assets for personal or for investment purposes. Topics addressed include management of residential, industrial and commercial property, leasing and lease interpretation, market analysis and marketing, budgets and accounting, control systems and forms, maintenance and repairs, insurance and risk management, security and safety, and environmental protection.
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Strata Management Licensing Course Manual
The Strata Management Licensing Course is administered on behalf of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC). The course is designed to provide the licensing education requirements for those candidates wishing to act as licensed strata managers in British Columbia. This course combines the general components of the Real Estate Services Licensing Courses with curriculum which is focused on strata management.
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Strata Management Examination Study Guide
This publication is intended to assist candidates in preparing for the Strata Management Licensing Course examination. It contains over 250 multiple choice questions that are actual questions that may be used on future examinations. These practice questions provide candidates with answers and chapter references for examination purposes.

Broker's Business Planning and Financial Management - Licensing Course Manual
Managing a successful real estate office demands both a strong background as a representative (salesperson) and an understanding of how to operate a business. Although written with brokers in mind, this text deals with basic office management topics that are applicable to many sales-oriented businesses. Topics include basic business accounting, administration of salaried staff, leading and motivating representatives, and progressive marketing in a highly energized industry.
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Mortgage Brokerage in British Columbia Course Manual
This course is designed for students who want to satisfy the minimum educational requirements to become registered as a sub-mortgage broker in British Columbia. In short, this course will develop a thorough understanding of mortgage financing fundamentals and techniques that will enable the student to handle complex mortgage problems.
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Mortgage Brokerage in British Columbia Examination Study Guide
This publication is intended to assist candidates in preparing for the Mortgage Brokerage in British Columbia examination. It contains 500 multiple choice questions that are actual questions that may be used on future examinations. These practice questions provide candidates with answers and chapter references for examination purposes.

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Real Property Law (BUSI 112)
This introductory text examines questions such as what is real property and how are assets and interests in real property created and traded? Various real estate-related legal topics are dealt with, including: contracts, agency, mortgages, residential and commercial tenancies, and registration of real property. Related legal topics such as an overview of tort law, condominium law and Canadian legislation which affects real property transactions, are also featured. The role of professionalism and ethical standards is also dealt with in a general context as well as in the specific context of the real estate industry. While BUSI 112 considers legal topics relevant across Canada, the majority of cases used are from British Columbia and selected British Columbia legislation is reviewed in detail.
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Foundations of Real Estate Mathematics (BUSI 121)
With the ever increasing complexity of the today’s real estate industry, it is imperative that professionals be familiar with the foundations of real estate mathematics. This text concentrates on both financial and statistical analysis skills necessary to work successfully in today’s real estate market. Topics include interest rate conversion, financial analysis, mortgages, yields, investing, sampling theory, as well as univeriate, multivariate and time series data analysis.
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Real Estate Finance in a Canadian Context (BUSI 221)
This text is designed to provide a good foundation in real estate finance. The text focuses on how the market within Canada operates. Topics include capital market structure, the evolution of real estate finance in Canada, estates and interests in land, most aspects of mortgages and some alternatives to mortgages, including related legal issues. This text is excellent for anyone who would like to better understand real estate finance or just mortgages in general.
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Urban and Real Estate Economics (BUSI 300)
This text examines urban and real estate economics, illustrating how economic principles affect the demand for real estate, the operation of real estate markets, and the relationship between land use, land value, and location. The overall objective of the book is to introduce the most important issues and topics in the study of cities and real estate markets, and to show how microeconomic principles can be used to critically analyze these problems.
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Appraisal of Real Estate, 3rd Canadian Edition
The Third Canadian Edition is an extensive update of the time-tested classic last published by the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 2002. This book is the Appraisal Institute of Canada's flagship publication and is the definitive Canadian appraisal reference text. Real estate professionals would be well advised to turn to this new book for an up-to-date commentary on appraisal methodology and practice. This new edition has an easier-to-use layout, including more graphics and topical bibliographies at the end of each chapter.
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BUSI 330 Course Workbook (Foundations of Real Estate Appraisal) (BUSI 330)
This course workbook introduces the reader to concepts and techniques for appraising the value of real estate. This course begins with an introduction to the appraisal profession in Canada and summarizes the appraisal process. The three classic approaches to value are presented and analyzed as they may be applied to single-family and small, multi-family residential properties. The accompanying textbook for this course is the Appraisal of Real Estate, 3rd Canadian Edition.
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Real Estate Investment Analysis and Advanced Income Appraisal (BUSI 331)
This text examines a number of issues related to investment in real property. The unique attributes of real estate investment are discussed and an overview of real estate markets is given. Decision making tools, return measurements, and cash flow analysis are introduced along with major appraisal techniques. Finally, tax consequences of real estate investment, alternative financing methods, syndication, leveraging and portfolio management are considered.
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Residential Property Guided Case Study (BUSI 398)
This two-term course will guide students through the appraisal process for residential properties, focusing both on valuation techniques as well as general research and report writing skills. This course fulfils the Appraisal Institute of Canada’s guided case study requirement for CRA designation, and is designed to be completed as the final course in the CRA designation program.
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Residential Property Analysis (BUSI 400)
This text is designed to give real estate professionals, particularly appraisers, a working knowledge of the physical aspects of residential properties. The text covers how houses are sited, designed, and constructed in Canada, as well as how factors such as design, material selection, and construction type affect their value. Also covered are the identification and assessment of problems due to design, construction, or deterioration, their effect on value, and how they should be reported.
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Commercial Property Analysis (BUSI 401)
This text covers the underlying theory and techniques used in the design, construction, and inspection of commercial properties. The text examines office, retail, apartment, industrial, and agricultural properties, as well as environmental issues and space measurement.
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Real Estate Business (BUSI 433)
This book provides an overview of business and management principles involved in establishing and operating a business in real estate. Topics include entrepreneurship, business strategy, client relations, finance, accounting, human resources, marketing, technology, and succession planning.
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Residential Property Management (BUSI 441)
This book is devoted to topics relevant to the management of residential properties, both leasehold and strata-titled, at a senior level. The fundamentals of property management law, financial statements and budgeting, marketing and leasing, maintenance and procurement, personnel issues, insurance and risk management, security and safety concerns, and energy efficiency and green real estate are covered.
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Foundations of Real Property Assessment and Mass Appraisal (BUSI 443)
This book covers core topics directly related to the real property taxation system and its administration. Topics include assessment law, organizational structure, records and data systems, quality control, public relations, and mapping systems. The book also provides a solid background on computer-assisted mass appraisal systems, outlining issues in system selection and GIS integration.
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Advanced Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (BUSI 444)
This book covers advanced topics related to computer assisted mass appraisal. The book starts with a discussion of statistical methods and then details the theory underlying the mass valuation of land and improved properties. The specification and calibration of valuation models is detailed for each of the three approaches to value: cost, direct (sales) comparison, and income. It closes with in-depth exploration of concepts in performance evaluation of computer assisted mass appraisal models. Many statistical tools and procedures are discussed including both parametric and nonparametric approaches to model performance evaluation.
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Real Estate Development (BUSI 445/446)
This book introduces the student to the real estate development process, providing an overview from the project idea to the cursory feasibility stage. The steps in development planning investigated are analysis, design, and evaluation. Topics include evaluation of development potential, land acquisition, site planning, economic feasibility studies, approval processes, project financing, construction, project management, and marketing.
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Managing and Leasing Commercial Properties, Second Edition (BUSI 451)
The newly revised, second edition of Managing and Leasing Commercial Properties is the essential resource for every manager of any type of commercial property. Encompassing property types from office and industrial buildings to shopping centers and medical buildings, this book is a hands-on guide that provides problem-solving methods, procedures, tactics, and tips for all commercial property managers.
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Winning Decisions: Getting it right the first time (BUSI 460)
This book offers a comprehensive guide to the proven methods of making critical business decisions confidently, quickly, and correctly. The authors are two seasoned business advisors and world leaders in behavioral decisions studies. Their expertise has been sought out by over a hundred companies. Winning decisions offers step by step analyses of how people typically make decisions, and provides invaluable advice on how to improve your chances of getting your next big decision right the first time
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BUSI 497 Course Workbook (Agricultural Guided Case Study)
This course workbook is an agriculturally-focused version of the BUSI 499 workbook (Income Property Guided Case Study). Completing the BUSI 497 course fulfills the Appraisal Institue of Canada's requirement for an Income Demonstration Appraisal Report.
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BUSI 499 Course Workbook (Income Property Guided Case Study)
This course workbook guides readers through the income appraisal process, focusing both on valuation techniques as well as general research and report writing skills. This book would be a helpful resource for anyone completing an income property appraisal. Completing the BUSI 499 course fulfills the Appraisal Institue of Canada's requirement for an Income Demonstration Appraisal Report.
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Real Property Assessment Year One (Course 811/821)
This text examines the fundamental economic and legal principles involved in real property valuation. Supply and demand of real property, mortgage financing techniques, building design, leases, income analysis, taxation and legal concepts are discussed as they relate to real property assessment. The major methods of appraisal and valuation are introduced and each method is followed by an extensive case study which illustrates its practical applications. Many chapters also include review problems and selected references to other literature in the field.
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