Illinois Continuing Education Course: Hot Topics in Real Estate

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Illinois Continuing Education COURSE

Illinois CE:Hot Topics in Real Estate

Hot Topics in Real Estate

3.0 Total hours
3.0 Elective hours
0.0 Core/Mandatory hours

Flood zones, property inspections, and consumer privacy represent three distinct yet urgent topics in real estate. Hot Topics in Real Estate takes a closer look at each of these with an emphasis on supporting clients and customers. From flood zone disclosure obligations and insurance requirements to inspection contingencies and third-party referrals to federal data security laws and breach notification policies … a lot can go wrong. The real estate professional’s job is to act within the scope of his or her responsibility to make sure everything goes right.

This three-hour course provides consumer protection by helping licensees understand how to lawfully and competently navigate  the high-risk areas of flood zone transactions, home inspections and data security and consumer privacy.

Course highlights include:  

  • FEMA flood terminology and flood hazard mapping
  • Flood insurance requirements and homeowner obligations
  • The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and its current status
  • Environmental hazards associated with flooding
  • Home inspection and testing contingencies
  • The home inspection process, and who does what, when, and why
  • Different inspection types, including septic system, sewer line, and well inspections
  • Federal laws that address data security and consumer privacy
  • Risks related to data breaches, fraud, and identity theft
  • Interactive activities and scenarios to seal in the new information and frame it in everyday context