Real Estate Courses Begin Oct. 6
September 10, 2004

The office of community and continuing education at Wor-Wic Community College is offering continuing education and new general interest courses in real estate this fall.

Gain an understanding of tax-free exchanges, section 1031 of the federal tax code, including important elements of the transaction, required documentation, necessary parties, timing and common pitfalls by taking "Tax-Free Exchanges: An Update and Guide for the Real Estate Professional," which is being offered on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the college campus on the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury.

"Landlord/Tenant Relations: Rent, Rights and Responsibilities" is a new course designed to help anyone learn about tax concepts for real estate, resident screening techniques, resident retention strategies, fair housing and rental agreement laws, and basic maintenance of rental property. The class will meet on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the college's Berlin-Ocean City Instructional Center in Berlin.

Develop a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of investing in residential property, taxes and cost recovery, leverage and finance, exchanges and wealth building strategies by taking "Real Estate Investing: An Introduction," which is being offered on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the college campus in Salisbury.

Gain an understanding of issues related to toxic mold, including the effects on health as a result of exposure, methods for preventing mold growth, liability issues, and the impact on the sale of properties, by taking "Mold Issues: An Introduction for Real Estate Professionals," which is being offered on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the college campus in Salisbury.

The tax-free exchanges, real estate investing and mold issues courses are each approved by the Real Estate Commission of Maryland for three hours of the continuing education requirements for license renewal.

For more information, call (410) 334-2815 or (410) 641-4134.