Real Estate

The Real Estate Program encompasses an area of study that includes real estate principles, pre-license, finance, legal aspects, appraisal, practice, property management, escrow, and investment analysis. The Real Estate Program within the Citrus College Business Department prepares students for professional careers and offers courses that are transferable for credit to four year colleges and universities. The program combines classroom lectures, demonstrations, and individual hands-on training in work-experience settings. The faculty works closely with various industry sectors and professional organizations.

The program offers a certificate of achievement and a skill award in real estate.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Durfield, Timothy LB 205626-914-8850tdurfield@citruscollege.edu
Ghidella, Richard LB 205626-857-4103rghidella@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Mathematics and Business
Dean
Michael Wangler
Administrative Secretary
Cynthia Audelo
Division Office
CI 208
Division Phone Number
626-914-8792

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  1. Be able to explain and calculate a real estate investment analysis and recognize the critical elements from the investor's viewpoint.
  2. Be able to describe the critical elements of real estate financing, both residential and commercial (including both the primary and secondary mortgage markets).
  3. Be able to describe and apply the real estate appraisal principles, including the three approaches in the appraisal process.

REAL 210
Real Estate Principles
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A basic course for those who plan to enter the real estate field vocationally or who desire a background in the subject. Topics include: contracts, economics, history, financing, deeds, leases, and partial preparation for California Real Estate Salesperson License Examination.

REAL 212
Real Estate Practice
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: REAL 210; ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course covers office procedures and practices in listing agreements, conflicts in agency, escrow, disclosures, and requirements for a real estate exchange.

REAL 214
Real Estate Finance
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Principles of real estate finance are surveyed with particular emphasis on home financing. Included are instruments of real estate finance, source of financing, techniques of loan origination and servicing, plus the role of the federal and state governments. This course is required to obtain California Real Estate Broker License.

REAL 216
Legal Aspects of Real Estate
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the legal aspects and current laws pertaining to real estate. This course if required to obtain California Real Estate Broker License.

REAL 218
Real Estate Appraisal
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Elementary appraising with emphasis on residential properties using the three basic methods of estimating property value. This course is required to obtain California Real Estate Broker License.

REAL 220
Real Estate Property Management
3 Units (AA/AS)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English exam or if required by English level.

This course is intended for the real estate practitioner who wants a comprehensive introduction to the challenging field of property management and for the professional who wishes to gain new, practical information.

REAL 224
Escrow I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English exam or if required by English level.

Escrow procedure involving processing real estate sales, loan, and business escrows; drawing and processing of documents, title search, title reports, prorations, legal requirements, and closing procedures.

Certificate of Achievement

Skill Award