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Monday, December 20, 2010

Fair Housing Act Course APPROVED!

Happy Holidays! The Real Estate School will now be offering a brand new 3-credit CE course that fulfills the mandatory Fair Housing/Discrimination licensing requirement for Real Estate Sales Agents & Brokers.

'The Fair Housing Act' will be offered for the first time on January 20th at Bethpage Federal Credit Union.

IMPORTANT: Registration can only be done online - and will open shortly!

The Fair Housing Act
Credits: 3 Hours
Instructor(s): Andrew M. Lieb, Esq., MPH

Summary: Be warned - Discrimination in housing is very serious and exposes real estate agents to liability and the potential loss of their license. In fact, discrimination is so serious that the Department of State only requires that this course be included in the requisite 22.5 hours of continuing education and requires no other topic. This course is not a general survey course on discrimination, instead it explains a very specific law: The Fair Housing Act, which regulates our entire industry. The seminar will detail specific cases involving real estate agents and mortgage lenders who violated the Act. Be prepared for this course to hit home.

Here's a Sneak Peak of the Course Outline:

1. Introduction – Fair Housing Act, Law, and Overview: The Facts/Case Study Overview & Applicable Law/Results

2. The Fair Housing Act Explained: Protected Categories; Prohibited Conduct in Real Estate Brokerage; Prohibited Conduct in Mortgage Lending

3. Enforcement of FHA: Fair Housing Claim Elements; Fair Housing Defense; Fair Housing Administration/HUD; Fair Housing Act Penalties; Judicial

4. You the Agent & Brokerage: Discrimination; Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act

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