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Real Estate Certificate Program Classes Offered This Summer at Owens Findlay Campus

FINDLAY - Considering a career in real estate? Sign up today for just 12 Saturday real estate courses at the Owens Community College Findlay Campus. The classes meet at the College's Workforce and Community Services Division, 1200 Commerce Parkway, Findlay.

Real Estate Principles and Practices: This course introduces listing, selling, advertising, real estate math, legal descriptions of land quantity, contracts, ethical behavior and terminology. It will meet Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27 and August 3 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Real Estate Finance: This course provides a background in varied mortgage credit operations of financial institutions, which concentrate on the way funds are channeled into the mortgage markets, and the financing of residential and special purpose property. It will meet Saturdays, August 10 and 17 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Real Estate Law: This course provides an overview of the legal system, property ownership, contracts, mortgages, liens, easements, deeds, wills and interstate succession, landlord/tenant problems and the relationship of each to the real estate salesperson. It will meet Saturdays, August 24 and September 7, 14 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Real Estate Appraisal: This course covers the real estate appraisal process from information gathering to the appraisal report. The sales comparison method, cost approach and income capitalization are highlighted. It will meet Saturdays, September 28 and October 5 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Real Estate Post-Licensing: This mandatory post-licensing course is only for first-year realtors. It will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, August 5 and 7 from 4:30-9:30 p.m.

These classes, offered by the College's Workforce and Community Services Division, are the pre-licensing courses required to take the State of Ohio Real Estate Sales Examination. Enrollment is open to everyone and formal admission to the College is not required. For more information, call (567) 429-3600.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing community college of its size in the nation. On the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for entry-level college students in Northwest Ohio. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 140 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.

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