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Fundamentals of Real Estate Investment Analysis

Professional Investment Analysis Techniques for Real Estate investing in Residential & Commercial

By Symon He | in Online Courses

Take a practical approach to master the techniques professionals use to evaluate real estate investment opportunities in this course. From flips and flops to rental income properties, this course offers valuable information on a range of investment opportunities, all presented in an accessible, beginner-friendly format.

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  • Access 5 lectures & 1 hour of content 247
  • Confidently evaluate the return potential of any real estate investment opportunity
  • Know a "good" investment from a "bad" investment
  • Use professional-grade investment models to evaluate your deals
  • Evaluate rental income properties
  • Evaluate fix & flips
  • Evaluate commercial properties
  • Evaluate Airbnb properties
  • Use smart investment deal structures with business partners
  • Understand & use professional real estate investment strategies & techniques
All featured courses are designed for educational purposes only and do not reflect our views or recommendations. Please note that all course purchasers invest at their own risk.
Symon He | Stanford MBA | Real Estate | Financial & Data Analysis
4.5/5 Instruction Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Symon He is a real estate investor and business consultant based out of Los Angeles CA. He currently helps private real estate investors with their acquisitions and deal structuring and advises startup entrepreneurs on their financial models and projections for their businesses. He is also a co-founder of LearnAirbnb, a boutique consultancy and education blog specializing in the home-sharing economy. He also writes articles about real estate, investing, small business, and whatever else he's into at the moment at his personal blog.

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Course Outline

  • Your First Program

  • Introduction

    • Course overview - 2:33
  • Case study #1 - follow along analysis

    • Case study overview - what to expect - 0:52
    • Why investment analysis? - 6:04
    • Market research part 1 - 16:32
    • Market research part 2 - 7:08
    • Running a back of the envelope analysis - 7:59
    • The rest of the course - 1:44
  • Foundations - investment process

    • The investment process overview - 0:28
    • Originations - 2:30
    • Analysis - 7:33
    • Due diligence - 4:27
    • Financing and closing - 3:09
    • Construction and rehab - 8:32
    • Stabilization - 2:31
    • Exit - 3:07
    • Summary of investment process - 7:47
  • Foundations - investment considerations

    • Investment considerations overview - 0:35
    • External considerations - 11:14
    • Property considerations - 12:54
    • Deal considerations - 9:52
    • Other considerations - 5:49
    • Summary of investment considerations - 12:30
  • Foundations - three primary investment strategies

    • Investment strategies overview - 0:37
    • Core investment strategy - 8:22
    • Opportunistic investment strategy - 11:21
    • Value-added investment strategy - 6:24
    • Investment strategies summary - 7:48
  • Foundations - how to measure returns

    • Introduction to measures of return - 1:48
    • Discounted cash flow and the net present value (NPV) - 5:37
    • The discount rate - 2:42
    • Net present value (NPV) exercise - 7:34
    • Internal rate of return (IRR) - 2:33
    • Internal rate of return (IRR) exercise - 4:24
    • Cash multiple - 1:58
    • Which measure to use? (Part 1) - 6:03
    • Which measure to use? (Part 2) - 4:50
    • The terminal value - 5:53
    • Yields and cap rates - 8:38
    • Summary of measures of return - 7:49
  • Foundations - impact of debt on return

    • What is debt leverage? - 0:54
    • Interest only vs amortized loans - 4:34
    • The loan amortization schedule - 3:57
    • How debt impacts investment returns - 5:07
    • Summary of debt impact - 4:41
  • Case study #2 - advanced rental income property analysis

    • Introduction to the case studies - 1:53
    • Single unit rental income property overview - 0:43
    • Single unit rental income property considerations - 8:34
    • Single unit rental income property analysis. (Part 1) - 7:34
    • Single unit rental income property analysis. (Part 2) - 6:57
  • Case study #3 - advanced fix & flip analysis

    • Single fix & flip overview - 0:59
    • Single fix & flip key considerations - 13:40
    • Single fix & flip investment analysis. (Part 1) - 7:10
    • Single fix & flip investment analysis. (Part 2) - 6:56
  • Case study #4 - multifamily analysis

    • Multifamily investment overview - 4:12
    • Multifamily key considerations - 11:14
    • Multifamily example 1: four-plex apartment - 13:39
    • Multifamily example 2: 196 unit apartment complex - 10:08
  • Case study #5 - multiple properties

    • Multiple properties overview - 2:16
    • Multiple properties key considerations - 5:22
    • Multiple properties example - 10:04
  • Congratulations!

    • Congratulations! - 1:41

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Introduction to the Waterfall: How to Invest with Partners in Real Estate

Use This Key Framework for Structuring Real Estate Investments with Business Partners

By Symon He | in Online Courses

Thinking about investing in real estate with business partners? How do you determine a fair and equitable way to split the profits if each person is contributing different amounts of capital and/or labor? What if one person is contributing much more money but zero labor? How do professional investors handle such situations? They use the Waterfall Distribution Framework

It's the most widely used way of determining how to compensate different partners when there are different levels of capital and sweat equity contributions being made. This course will show you what the framework is, its components, how it's used for investments, and show you exactly how it's applied by demonstrating it through two example case studies.

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  • Split profits with partners via the Waterfall Distribution Framework
  • Learn the framework, its components, & how it's used for investments
  • Use the Waterfall Framework to structure your investments in real estate
All featured courses are designed for educational purposes only and do not reflect our views or recommendations. Please note that all course purchasers invest at their own risk.
Symon He | Stanford MBA | Real Estate | Financial & Data Analysis
4.5/5 Instruction Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Symon He is a real estate investor and business consultant based out of Los Angeles CA. He currently helps private real estate investors with their acquisitions and deal structuring and advises startup entrepreneurs on their financial models and projections for their businesses. He is also a co-founder of LearnAirbnb, a boutique consultancy and education blog specializing in the home-sharing economy. He also writes articles about real estate, investing, small business, and whatever else he's into at the moment at his personal blog.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Course Overview - 2:18
  • Why invest with others?
    • Why invest with others - 3:32
    • Risks - 1:28
    • Intro to waterfall - 10:33
  • The waterfall framework
    • Waterfall example overview - 2:11
    • No Waterfall - 4:08
    • Two Tier Waterfall - 3:09
    • Three Tier Waterfall - 3:36
    • Four Tier Waterfall - 5:17
    • Waterfall Summary - 5:41
    • Which Waterfall To Use - 2:15
  • Money losing investment
    • What happens if the investment loses money? - 0:30
    • Money Losing Waterfall Example - 4:53
  • Additional waterfall examples
    • Rental Income Property Model with Waterfall - 6:55
    • Fix and Flip Waterfall Model - 5:25
    • Restaurant Example - 9:21
    • Parking Garage Example - 5:39
    • Other uses for waterfall - 1:19
  • Closing thoughts
    • Closing thoughts - 1:49
  • Bonus material - deep dive into the waterfall modeling
    • Waterfall model deep dive - 0:56
    • Modeling out the preferred return - 10:19
    • Modeling IRR and Cash Multiple - 7:55
    • Modeling the catchup - 6:42
    • Wrapping up Model - 4:20

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Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Analysis

Learn the Essentials of Commercial Real Estate Investment Analysis

By Symon He | in Online Courses

Not too long ago, the commercial real estate game was reserved for big financial institutions and wealthy private investors, but now virtually anyone can throw their hat in the ring. Designed as a beginner-friendly primer, this course takes you through the first crucial steps toward understanding commercial real estate. You'll start with the essentials, then move on to more than a dozen detailed case studies inspired by real-world commercial deals. Pairing these with custom-built investment models, you'll take a hands-on approach to learn exactly how professionals evaluate commercial deals across a wide range of asset types.

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  • Access 5 lectures & 1 hour of content 247
  • Learn from case studies inspired by real-world deals
  • Learn by doing as you access custom-built investment models
  • Discover how professionals evaluate commercial deals
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Symon He | Stanford MBA | Real Estate | Financial & Data Analysis
4.5/5 Instruction Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Symon He is a real estate investor and business consultant based out of Los Angeles CA. He currently helps private real estate investors with their acquisitions and deal structuring and advises startup entrepreneurs on their financial models and projections for their businesses. He is also a co-founder of LearnAirbnb, a boutique consultancy and education blog specializing in the home-sharing economy. He also writes articles about real estate, investing, small business, and whatever else he's into at the moment at his personal blog.

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Course Outline

  • Course introduction
    • Course introduction & pre-requisitions - 2:24
    • Why investment analysis? Part 1 - 10:17
    • Why investment analysis? Part 2 - 7:41
  • Core concepts
    • What is commercial real estate? - 12:18
    • Commercial real estate asset classes - 6:45
    • Elements of commercial leases - 12:18
    • Types of commercial leases - 15:36
    • Replacement cost - 7:04
    • Highest and best use - 7:48
    • Deal states - 7:14
    • Introduction to the case study investment model template - 8:50
  • Warehouse
    • Industrial warehouse asset class - 19:16
    • Warehouse subdivision example - 7:19
    • Industrial warehouse portfolio example - 8:28
  • Retail
    • Retail asset class - 18:59
    • Simple retail example - 7:21
    • Anchored retail example - 6:10
    • Mixed-use retail example - 8:11
  • Office
    • Office asset class - 16:30
    • Simple neighborhood office example - 8:16
    • Downtown high rise office example - 7:36
    • Built to suit medical office development example - 11:26
  • Multifamily
    • Multifamily case study overview - 5:32
    • Multifamily example: Low initial renovation - 5:12
    • Multifamily example: High initial renovation - 3:20
  • Operating assets
    • Specialty operating assets - 4:09
    • Self storage example - 13:10
    • Economy hotel example - 12:09
    • Parking garage example - 11:23
    • Land banking example - 11:40
  • Congratulations!
    • Congratulations! - 0:41

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Pre-Investing: Before Investing in Real Estate

Explore the Key Concepts to Know Before Making Your First Investment

By Symon He | in Online Courses

There's money to be made in real estate, but jumping in blind is not the way to go if you're just starting out. Tailored for beginners, this course looks at the foundational real estate concepts you should know before making your first investment. From evaluating residential and commercial real estate opportunities to identifying and mitigating investment risks, this course will teach you essential skills to kickstart your foray into this field.

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  • Access 2 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Explore vital concepts to know before making your first investment
  • Dive into evaluating residential & commercial real estate opportunities
  • Learn about identifying & mitigating investment risks
All featured courses are designed for educational purposes only and do not reflect our views or recommendations. Please note that all course purchasers invest at their own risk.
Symon He | Stanford MBA | Real Estate | Financial & Data Analysis
4.5/5 Instruction Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Symon He is a real estate investor and business consultant based out of Los Angeles CA. He currently helps private real estate investors with their acquisitions and deal structuring and advises startup entrepreneurs on their financial models and projections for their businesses. He is also a co-founder of LearnAirbnb, a boutique consultancy and education blog specializing in the home-sharing economy. He also writes articles about real estate, investing, small business, and whatever else he's into at the moment at his personal blog.

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Course Outline

  • Welcome!
    • Course Introduction - 3:29
    • Why invest in real estate? - 6:37
  • Case Study: Joe's First Rental Income Property
    • Meet Joe - 2:47
    • Which market will Joe choose to invest in? - 17:17
    • Which property will Joe choose to purchase? - 13:31
    • Zillow Alternatives
    • How much financing will Joe Choose? - 6:25
    • Joe's financial analysis for his investment - 6:24
  • The Many Ways to Invest in Real Estate
    • More than one way to invest in real estate. - 1:11
    • Real estate asset types 101 - 11:41
    • Investment strategies 101 - 4:19
    • Popular strategies for first time investors - 19:45
  • The Real Estate Cycle
    • Intro to the real estate market cycle - 3:49
    • Recovery phase - 8:18
    • Expansion - 4:25
    • Hypersupply - 4:19
    • Recession - 5:57
    • Possible next bust? - 7:18
  • How to Value a Property
    • To buy profitably, you must value accurately - 2:26
    • The Cost Approach to Valuation - 4:13
    • The Comparables Approach to Valuation - 8:20
    • The Income Approach to Valuation - 6:12
    • Assignment: Do your own valuation!
  • Understanding Your Market
    • Where to get the data? - 5:32
    • Regional analysis - 18:02
    • Neighborhood analysis - 9:33
    • Scoping out the competition - 14:40
  • What Makes a Good Investment?
    • How do we measure investment returns? - 1:48
    • Discounting cash flow and the net present value (NPV) - 5:37
    • The discount rate - 2:42
    • NPV exercise - 7:34
    • Measuring efficiency with the internal rate of return (IRR) - 2:33
    • IRR exercise - 4:24
    • Measuring magnitude with the cash multiple - 1:58
    • How to use the measures - 6:03
    • NPV and IRR exercise - 4:50
    • Holding onto a rental property indefinitely - terminal value - 5:53
    • Yields and capitalization rates - 8:38
    • Measuring returns summary - 7:49
  • Using Leverage
    • What is leverage? - 0:54
    • Interest only vs amortized loans - 4:34
    • The amortization schedule - 3:57
    • How leverage affects investment returns - 5:07
    • Impact of debt summary - 4:41
  • Case Study: Rental Income Property Analysis
    • Case study overview - 0:50
    • Market research part 1 - 16:32
    • Market research part 2 - 7:08
    • Back of the envelope analysis - 7:59
    • Assignment: Run your own investment analysis for a rental property!
  • Congratulations!
    • Congratulations! - 1:29

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How to Analyze a Wholesale Deal in Real Estate

Explore the Fundamentals of Wholesale Deal Analysis with a Custom-Built Calculator

By Symon He | in Online Courses

If you want to get into wholesaling real estate, but aren't quite sure how to evaluate a deal, you'd be remiss to skip this course. Designed for complete beginners, this course exposes you to the techniques professionals use to evaluate their deals. Plus, you'll also get a custom-built calculator to help speed up the evaluation process. You'll learn foundational concepts, like the 70% Rule and the Fixed Costs Method, to evaluate your wholesaling deals and emerge with a better understanding of how to present deal economics to both potential flip investor buyers as well as buy and hold investor buyers.

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  • Learn the fundamentals for analyzing a wholesale deal in real estate
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  • Understand the After Repair Value, why it matters & how to calculate it
  • Explore pitching your property to a buy & hold investor buyer
  • Dive into pitching your property to a flip investor buyer
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Symon He | Stanford MBA | Real Estate | Financial & Data Analysis
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Symon He is a real estate investor and business consultant based out of Los Angeles CA. He currently helps private real estate investors with their acquisitions and deal structuring and advises startup entrepreneurs on their financial models and projections for their businesses. He is also a co-founder of LearnAirbnb, a boutique consultancy and education blog specializing in the home-sharing economy. He also writes articles about real estate, investing, small business, and whatever else he's into at the moment at his personal blog.

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  • Course Intro
    • Introduction and Course Overview - 2:43
    • What is Wholesaling? - 5:10
  • The Metrics and Methods
    • The After Repair Value (ARV) - 4:09
    • The Maximum Allowable Offer (MAO) - 2:17
    • How to Go From the ARV to the MAO - 4:06
    • The 70% Rule - 2:17
    • The Fixed Costs Method - 2:58
  • The Wholesaling Calculator
    • The Wholesaling Calculator Overview - 2:49
    • The Rehab Estimator Worksheet - 7:26
    • The ARV Calculator Worksheet - 16:15
    • The MAO Calculator Worksheet Part 1 - 5:02
    • The MAO Calculator Worksheet Part 2 - 4:53
  • Pitching to Investor Buyers
    • Pitching Flip Investor Buyer - 5:16
    • Pitching Buy and Hold Investor Buyer - 6:02
  • Congratulations!
    • Congratulations - 1:15

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The Probate Blueprint: Your Guide to Mastering Probate Real Estate Investing

Your Step-by-Step Guide to the Profitable Niche of Probate Real Estate Investing

By Ben Clardy | in Online Courses

This course is created to provide specific instructions on how to master the niche of Probate Real Estate Marketing. You will be armed to the teeth with the knowledge, resources, and tools required to dominate the probate niche in your market. Probate Real Estate can be tricky. On one hand, the probate niche has provided me with the most profitable Real Estate deals of my career. On the other hand, it's a niche that requires the careful implementation of specialized knowledge to be successful. It's both a highly profitable niche and also a highly elusive one.

4.3/5 average rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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  • Gain access to the probate records in your market
  • Track down incredibly motivated probate sellers
  • Create a devastatingly effective marketing campaign
  • Analyze your incoming probate leads
  • Negotiate effectively with the Executor
  • Take control of the property with strategic contract language
  • Close the deal with a heavy-hitter Attorney
  • Reduce & eliminate your risk and exposure
  • Convert the deal into profits
All featured courses are designed for educational purposes only and do not reflect our views or recommendations. Please note that all course purchasers invest at their own risk.
Ben Clardy | Real Estate Expert | Landlords | House Flipper | Wholesaler
4.6/5 Instruction Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Ben Clardy is a real estate expert who have been buying, selling and renting houses in Atlanta for the last 13 years. His goal is to provide high-quality estate training for his students at very low prices. He is passionate about helping people overcome their fears, challenges, and obstacles as they progress towards their goals.

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  • Section 1: Welcome To The Course!
    • Congrats. YOU TOOK ACTION! ;) - 0:55
    • Get To Know Your Teacher - 4:36
  • Section 2: Essential Probate Knowledge
    • What Makes Probate Deals So Special? - 8:30
    • Clarifying A Confusing Term - 1:52
    • The Probate R.E. Investing Process - 0:50
  • Section 3: How To Get Probate Leads
    • Get Probate Leads From The Courthouse - 11:59
    • Buying Probate Leads - 2:31
    • My Probate Lead Source - 7:36
  • Section 4: Direct-Mail Knowledge & Resources
    • Elements Of An Effective Mail Campaign - 2:09
    • Creating An Organizational Database - 5:45
    • Your Included Direct Mail Documents - 5:31
    • Personalize Your Direct Mail Documents - 3:24
    • Hand-Written, Printed, Or Postcard? - 4:45
    • How To Set Up A Google Voice Number? - 7:18
    • Hire A Direct Mail Company OR D.I.Y.? - 3:01
    • These Guys Handle All Of My Direct Mail - 8:56
  • Section 5: Starting & Managing Your Mail Campaign
    • Sending Your Probate Mail Campaign - 5:56
    • What Response Rate Can You Expect? - 2:10
    • Tracking Your Incoming Leads - 1:56
    • IMPORTANT: Make It Count - 4:40
  • Section 6: Inside The Mind Of The Executor
    • How To Speak Their Language - 6:21
    • Tips For Talking To The Executor - 6:34
  • Section 7: Gathering Property Information
    • Your Repair Estimate Worksheet - 4:42
    • Gathering Information At The Property - 3:23
  • Section 8: Analyzing The Deal
    • Choosing Your Exit Strategy - 5:38
    • Analyzing The Deal - 14:40
  • Section 9: Make The Offer | Get The Contract
    • The Mighty Purchase & Sale Agreement - 4:27
    • Making The Offer & What To Expect - 14:55
    • Sending & Receiving The Contract - 4:38
  • Section 10: Close The Deal
    • Got The Contract... NOW WHAT!? - 7:25
  • Section 11: BONUS LECTURES!
    • Make Small, Consistent Steps Forward - 3:40
    • The Incredible Importance Of Follow-Up - 2:11
    • How To Recruit A Heavy-Hitter Closer - 4:39
    • MAKE IT HAPPEN - 3:33

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Barriers & Breakthroughs of Wholesale Real Estate

Reach Your Full Potential As A Real Estate Wholesaler By Breaking The Barriers That Are Holding You Back

By Ben Clardy | in Online Courses

This course is designed to break down the barriers that can be devastating to Real Estate investors' progress and growth. Most people are usually just a step or 2 away from unlocking true success, but they are often held back by something. Oftentimes, it comes in the form of a self-created barrier. It's time to break down the barriers. It's time to reach the next level. And this course is what you need. Whether your barriers to success are concerning money, contracts, people, resources, or just plain old fear, you will get to the bottom of the issue through this program.

4.9/5 average rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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  • Overcome the barriers of real estate wholesaling
  • Smash the barriers & fears that are holding you back
  • Move forward with confidence towards your business goals
  • Gain confidence in your ability to close profitable wholesale deals
All featured courses are designed for educational purposes only and do not reflect our views or recommendations. Please note that all course purchasers invest at their own risk.
Ben Clardy | Real Estate Expert | Landlords | House Flipper | Wholesaler
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Ben Clardy is a real estate expert who have been buying, selling and renting houses in Atlanta for the last 13 years. His goal is to provide high-quality estate training for his students at very low prices. He is passionate about helping people overcome their fears, challenges, and obstacles as they progress towards their goals.

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  • Section 1: Let's Get Started
    • How This Course Came About - 4:01
  • Section 2: Financial Barriers
    • It's (mostly) Monopoly Money. - 4:16
    • Where can I get the money to double close? - 5:52
    • What if I don't have money for Earnest deposits? - 4:58
    • What if I don't have money for a marketing campaign? - 5:34
  • Section 3: Distance Barriers
    • How can I handle local house tasks, remotely? - 4:55
  • Section 4: Resource Barriers
    • How do I find an "Investor Friendly" closing attorney? - 5:35
    • What if I don't have good (and safe) contracts to use? - 2:45
    • How do I keep track of all my offers and leads? - 6:16
  • Section 5: Fear Barriers
    • What if I can't close and the Seller sues me? - 4:32
    • What if the Seller is insulted about my offer? - 5:28
    • What if I spend money on marketing and can't close a deal? - 4:06
  • Section 6: Technical Barriers
    • When should I assign or double close a property? - 4:08
    • How can I get more incoming house leads? - 3:17
  • Section 7: Excuses & Procrastination
    • I don't have time to work on my R.E. business. - 5:34
    • I'm not any good at negotiating with Sellers. - 4:51
    • None of my offers are getting accepted. - 4:10
  • Section 8: The Most Important Thing Of All
    • Getting Your State-Of-Mind Right - 7:21

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Buy & Sell Your Home Smart

Understand the Steps and Terms for Your Biggest Investment

By Mathew Dunn | in Online Courses

Buying a home is among the most important decisions in life, but it is complicated! The process involves unfamiliar terms and decisions with lifelong impact, but nobody learns how to buy a home in school. This course explains hundreds of the key terms and concepts in the home-buying process with videos, visuals, and plain language. It aims to help home buyers understand the terms, processes, and regulations so they can make informed decisions. Thousands of real estate industry professionals have used this content to educate themselves and their customers

4.1/5 average rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

  • Access 8 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Determine your house needs
  • Start the home-buying process
  • Understand the difference between purchasing & renting a home
  • Understan the terms, processes, & regulations so you can make informed decisions
  • Know what an escrow account is
  • Learn about VA loans, federal programs, & more
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Matthew Dunn | Chief Explainer at Say It Visually
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Matthew Dunn holds the first Ph.D. in Digital Media (University of Washington 1995). He’s been a theatre professor, a 9-year Microsoft veteran, a corporate Senior VP & CIO, a tech-startup CEO, and a serial entrepreneur. He’s also an award-winning writer, a designer, director and frequent speaker, and an inventor, with 15 patents to date. In 2008 he launched Say It Visually, the pioneering “Explanation Agency”, with his business partner, where Matthew holds the title of Chief Explainer.

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Course Outline

  • Ready - Set - Shop!
    • Determining Your Housing Needs
    • Starting The Home-Buying Process
    • Am I Ready To Buy?
    • How Lenders Decide Your Maximum Loan
    • Purchasing Vs Renting A Home
    • Do I Need A Lawyer To Buy A Home?
    • Why Use a REALTOR®?
    • How To Pick Your Community
    • Learn Your Community Resources
    • Home Walkthrough - What To Look For
    • What To Ask When Looking At Homes
    • Older Vs Newer Homes
    • What If You Feel Excluded?
    • Determining Property Tax Risks
    • Key Issues To Consider Before Buying A Home
  • The Buying Process
    • Determining Your Initial Offer
    • How To Make An Offer
    • What Is Earnest Money?
    • What's An Inspection Clause?
    • What Do Home Inspectors Do?
    • Should You Be There For Inspection?
    • Do I Need Homeowners Insurance?
    • Suggestions to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs
    • Are Powerlines A Health Hazard?
    • LEAD In Homes
    • Understanding Flood Plains (IMPORTANT!)
    • What Are Home Warranties?
    • Using The Final Walkthrough
  • New-Construction Homes
    • What Are Builders Incentives?
    • What Is A Decorating Allowance?
    • Is A Builder's Preferred Lender The Best Choice?
    • What Is The Punch List?
    • What Are Constuction Perm Loans?
    • What Is A Rate Lock?
    • Comparing Production vs Custom Builders
    • New Homes - Use An Agent?
    • New Homes - Use An Attorney?
    • Comparing New-Home Builders
  • Mortgage Rules & Regulations
    • What Lenders Must Disclose
    • Loans Covered By TRID Disclosures
    • Loans NOT Covered By TRID Disclosures
    • The 6 Required Pieces of Information for a Mortgage Loan Application
    • Can Lenders Request More Information?
    • Do Lenders HAVE To Approve Mortgage Loans In 3 Days?
    • How Is A Business Day Defined For Mortgage Loans?
    • How Long Will Lenders Keep My Mortgage Application Records?
    • What Does The Loan Estimate Tell You?
    • Could My Loan Exceed The Estimate?
    • Refunds: What If Your Loan Exceeds Your Estimate?
    • Can Creditors Revise Loan Estimates?
    • Can My Settlement Charges Change?
    • When Do I Get My Closing Disclosure?
    • Loan Estimates - Terms, Payments, Closing
    • Loan Estimates vs Loan Costs
    • Loan Estimates - Services You Can't Shop
    • Loan Estimates - Services You CAN Shop
    • Loan Estimates - Other Costs
    • Calculating Your Cash To Close
    • Understanding Loan Estimate Comparisons
    • Your Rights For Closing Disclosures
    • Closing Disclosures - Understanding Page 1
    • Closing Disclosures - Closing Costs
    • Closing Disclosures - Understanding Summaries
  • Mortgage Terms & Processes
    • What Is A Mortgage?
    • What's A Qualified Mortgage?
    • What Is Loan-To-Value (LTV)?
    • How Large A Down Payment Do I Need?
    • What Is Ability To Repay?
    • First-Time Mortgages
    • The Main Types Of Mortgages
    • When Do ARMs Make Sense?
    • How Interest Affects Mortgages
    • What If Interest Rates Fall?
    • Fixed-Rate Mortgage Advantages
    • Key Factors In Mortgage Payments
    • What Does A Mortgage Cover?
    • What Are Discount Points?
    • What Is Mortgage Insurance?
    • What Is PMI?
    • What Is Prime?
    • What Is Equity?
    • Can I Pay Off Early?
    • If You Fall Behind On Your Home Loan…
    • Key Steps To Secure Your Loan
    • What's Debt-To-Income?
    • Pre-Qualifying vs Pre-Approval
    • Ability-To-Repay Exemptions
    • Lending Process DOs and DON'Ts
    • After Your Loan Application…
    • Choosing Your Lender
    • Choosing Your Home Loan
    • How To Compare Loans
    • Understanding Loan Fees
    • What's A Loan Estimate?
    • What Is RESPA?
    • What’s An Appraisal?
    • Removing PMI From Loans
    • What's A Credit Score?
    • Find Your Credit History
    • Improving Your Credit Score
    • Fixing Credit History Errors
  • Understanding Closing and Title
    • What Is An Escrow Account?
    • Closing Costs Explained Visually
    • Title Insurance Explained Visually
    • What Are Real Estate Commissions?
    • What Happens On Closing Day?
    • What Do I Get At Closing?
    • What Makes Up Closing Costs?
  • VA Loans
    • What Are VA Loans?
    • Major VA Loan Types
    • What's The VA COE?
    • VA Funding Fee Exempt?
    • Understanding Joint VA Loans
    • VA Loans & Your Discharge
    • VA Loans - More Than Once?
    • VA Loans - For Rentals?
    • VA Loans - For Farms?
    • VA Loans And Divorce
  • Federal Programs
    • How Can The FHA Help?
    • What Are The Steps In FHA Loans?
    • Credit History & The FHA
    • FHA Debt-To-Income Ratios
    • Are FHA Loans Assumable?
    • Lower FHA Mortgage Premiums
    • What Qualifies As Income For FHA?
    • If You Fall Behind On An FHA Loan…
    • About FHA Closing Costs
    • About 203(b) and 203(k) FHA Loans
    • What Is HUD?
    • How Does HUD Help?
  • Marketing Your Home
    • When Should I Sell?
    • 6 Home-Selling Mistakes
    • How Do I Select a Broker?
    • What Can I Ask Brokers?
    • Calculating Your Asking Price
    • Setting Your Price
    • Which Square Footage Figure??
    • How Is A Home Marketed?
    • New Lecture
  • The Home-Selling Process
    • Improving Your Home Value
    • Making Your Home Ready To Sell
    • Preparing For Internet Showing
    • Home Sales Tips - Prepping The Inside
    • Home Sales Tips - Prepping The Outside
    • How Do I Evaluate An Offer?
    • What Is A Counter-Offer?
    • Closing Meetings For Sellers
    • The Closing Process For Home Sellers
    • For Sale By Owner?

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