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Approved by TREC in association with The Real Estate Business School(#544).

Law of Contracts – Online Course


Credits: 30 Hour(s)

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Online – Texas Law of Contracts

Texas Law of Contracts is a 30-hour course required by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) for anyone who wishes to become a licensed real estate agent in Texas.

This course covers real estate purchase contracts, standards, regulations, forms and various other elements of a contract. It also puts more emphasis on what the licensee’s responsibilities are. It also covers the issues related to disclosures and regulations.

•Describe the relationship between the selling agent and broker
•Identify the elements of a contract and its addenda, when used
•Identify which form(s) are appropriate to define the agreement of the parties
•Describe how to qualify the buyer for conventional, FHA and VA financing
•Estimate the monthly mortgage payment and the estimated closing costs for the buyer
•Present and negotiate single or multiple offers
•Write offers for conventional, FHA, VA and assumption transactions


Lesson 1- The Role of the Licensee: 2 hours

•The Process of Working Buyers and Sellers
•Brokerage Services and Representation

Lesson 2- Contract Law and Terminology: 7 hours

•Elements of A Contract
•Contract Terminology
•History Of The Joint Broker-Lawyer Committee
•Rules For The Use Of Contracts
•Deceptive Trade Practices Act
•The Federal Fair Housing Law

Lesson 3- Promulgated Forms: 7 hours

•One To Four Family Residential Contract (Resale)
•Condominium Contract
•New Home Contracts
•Farm and Ranch Contract
•Unimproved Property Contract
•Other helpful forms

Lesson 4- Presenting Offers and Licensee’s Responsibilities: 3 hours

•Presenting The Offer
•The Licensee’s Responsibilities
•Breach Of Contracts

Lesson 5- Calculations: 4 hours

•PITI (Principal, Interest, Taxes, Insurance)
•Escrow Accounts
•Liens, Taxes and Proration

Lesson 6- Credit Scoring and Exercises: 2 hours

•The Power of Credit Scoring
•Conventional Exercises

Lesson 7- HUD Settlement and Closing Costs: 2 hours

•HUD-1 Settlement Statement
•Buyers Estimated Closing Costs

Lesson 8- FHA and VA Contract Information: 3 hours

•Loan Limits
•Down Payment and Minimum Investment
•Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP)
•FHA Benefits
•Home Inspection Guidelines

All courses are approved by Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) and are in association with St. Edward's University Professional Education Center (#0720) in association with The Austin Institute of Real Estate (#544)

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All Texas Real Estate courses provided by Online Institute of America are ONLINE Self-Paced courses.

Note: Some courses may include PDF Textbooks and other material, but all examinations will be conducted online, at your convenience.

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Our courses are provided by The Real Estate Business School (Austin Institute of Real Estate) (provider #701045); approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission as Correspondence

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