Education

Austin Title’s Vision is to provide value-added services to the Real Estate Community. We are committed to providing the best education, resources, and technology.

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Our list of educational classes is only part of the service we provide. Ask about our title services, real estate statistics, technology programs, and other resources for agents and home owners.

Due to COVID we are not currently offering Live Classes, but keep scrolling down for a list of our Online Classes

Online Classes

These courses allow you to fulfill your MCE hours via your home computer. Please note, all courses are for CE credit or Non-CE credit. We do not offer classes for SAE credit. If you are unsure as to what type of renewal hours are required for your license renewal, please refer to your renewal notice from TREC or call TREC prior to starting your course(s).

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Mortgage Math Camp - October 6th, 2022

Mortgage Math Camp: 3 Hours of CE Credit Zoom with Matthew Posey 


When: Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Instructor: Matthew Posey
Cost: $30


Register in advance for this class here:

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to pay for the course as well as how to join the Zoom meeting.


Cash Flow Planning for Millennials & First-Time Homebuyers

There are nearly 80 million "millennials" in the US who will represent more than one in five homebuyers over the next five years. This workshop provides an inside look into various cash flow planning techniques for this next generation of homebuyers.

• Market update and demographics of today’s first-time homebuyer

• How to conduct a buy vs. rent analysis

• How lenders calculate income, liabilities and debt-to-income ratios

• How lenders evaluate assets• How lenders evaluate the property (collateral)

• How lenders evaluate credit

• How lenders evaluate occupancy

TAKE AWAY - Agents will walk away with some valuable information to help millennials and first-time homebuyers make smarter home buying choices.

Course provided by CMPS Institute / License #10155 / TREC #36295


Tax Reduction Strategies - October 7th, 2022 (Rescheduled)

Tax-Reduction Strategies

Non CE


When: Friday, October 7th, 2022 (Rescheduled)
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Instructor: Kelly Clark
Cost: No Charge


Limited Spaces Available - Registration will close the day before the class

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.






About your Instructor:  Kelly Clark is a business consultant and training specialist with a proven background in education and business management. Having been personally selected and trained by W. Murray Bradford, she has worked closely with Bradford and Company, Inc., since 2000, as both instructor and Operations Manager. With a proven record as a speaker, Kelly is a recognized professional with over 3000 nationally taught sessions on tax strategies for the self-employed.



Austin Title Agent ONE - October 13th, 2022

Austin Title Agent ONE Update

Non CE


When: Thursday, October 13th, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Instructor: Roxanne Ford
Cost: No Charge


Register in advance for this here:

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the Zoom meeting.


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Get to Know the One to Four Family Contract - 3 Hr CE - October 20th, 2022

Get to Know the One to Four Family Contract!


This course meets the TREC requirements for 3 hours of contracts education

When: Thursday, October 20th, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Instructor: Stephen Etzel/Cost $30
Provider#0001/Course# 41148


Register in advance for this webinar here:

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to pay for this course as well as the Zoom Link to join the class.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to dissect all the major paragraphs within the 1 - 4 contract. By taking a closer look at common errors and introducing the two new addendum and their use. Additionally, you will learn the new update to the Mandatory Membership in a Property Owner's Association Addendum and when to use the General Information to Buyers and sellers Notice. Completing this course, license hold will learn when to use 1-4 family contract, meaning and use of each paragraph, and how to properly fill out the form.


Cash Flow For Real Estate Investors - November 9th, 2022

Cash Flow For Real Estate Investors: 3 Hours of CE Credit via Webinar with Matthew Posey 


When: Wednesday, November 9th, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Instructor: Matthew Posey
Cost: $30


Register in advance for this meeting:

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to pay for this course as well as the Zoom Link to join the class.


Overview:

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), investors currently represent 20% of the buyers in the housing market. That means one out of every five homebuyers today is purchasing a home to earn a profit on the home as an investment property.

Learning Objectives:

1. How to understand house price fluctuations, and the state of the current housing and mortgage markets

2. How to understand the rules about buying properties in an LLC, and why it matters

3. How to understand the rules about buying properties using IRA funds, and why it matters

4. How to understand Cap Rates and NOI, and why it matters

5. How to calculate cash on cash and internal rate of return (IRR)

6. How to compare financial options for real estate investors

7. How to follow the seven keys of profitable real estate investment and achieve predictable results for investor clients

8. How to benefit tenants and investors with the Rent-to-Own and Sale-Leaseback strategies

You'll walk away with some valuable information to help your real estate investor clients make smarter real estate and financial choices.

Course provided by CMPS Institute / License #10155 / TREC #36296


Cyber Security Update for Realtors - November 10th, 2022

Cyber Security Update for Realtors via Webinar with Robin Hart 


When: Thursday, November 10th, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Instructor: Robin Hart
Cost: No Charge


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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the class via Zoom Link.


 Course Description

Are you safe from being hacked? Or is your email the one that was the breach for the hacker? How do you know? Come find out how to protect yourself against an ever present and growing threat.

You Will Learn:

Wire theft Prevention, Email Safety, Scam Proof Yourself, Vulnerability Tests,

Insurance Against Hacks

About your Instructor:

Robin Hart is the Corporate Branch Manager for HomeVantage Mortgage. A Navy Veteran, Robin worked in one of the initial sites for internet service in the military in 1987. Cyber Security has always fascinated her, and teaching Cyber Security has long been a function of her role. With 32 years experience in Mortgage Lending, Robin treasures the opportunity to step out of the office and share her expertise in this side of the field.


Austin Title Agent ONE - November 17th, 2022

Austin Title Agent ONE Update

Non CE


When: Thursday, November 17th, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Instructor: Roxanne Ford
Cost: No Charge


Register in advance for this meeting

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



NAR Code of Ethics - November 30th, 2022

NAR Code of Ethics

3 Hours of CE Credit


When: Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
Time: 10
:00am - 1:00pm
Instructor: Stephen Etzel/Cost $30
Provider# 0001 / Course# 44002/ 3 Hours of CE Credit


Register in advance for this webinar

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to pay for this course as well as the Zoom Link to join the class.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Did you know that the National Association of Realtors® requires the Code of Ethics every three years in order to maintain standards in the profession? A common responsibility for Realtors® is integrity and honor in their profession along with maintaining these obligations to their clients, customers, the public and fellow Realtors®. Attending this course will help you to remain informed on issues affecting real estate today and will help you maintain your knowledge as a professional Realtor®. Come share your experience as your study with other professionals in your market. We will identify the Articles that make up the Code of Ethics and talk about how you as a Realtor® can take steps assisting appropriate regulatory bodies to eliminate practices which may damage the public or which might discredit or bring dishonor to the real estate profession. Learn how Realtors® may violate the Code of Ethics including misappropriation of client or customer funds or property, willful discrimination, or fraud which can result in substantial economic harm and why its important to bring such matters to the attention of the appropriate Board or Association of Realtors®.


Austin Title Agent ONE - December 1st, 2022

Austin Title Agent ONE Update

Non CE


When: Thursday, December 1st, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Instructor: Roxanne Ford
Cost: No Charge


Register in advance for this meeting

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Mortgage & Real Estate Taxation - December 7th, 2022

Mortgage & Real Estate Taxation : 3 Hours of CE Credit via Zoom


When: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Instructor: Matthew Posey
Cost: $30


Register in advance for this meeting:

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After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to pay for this course as well as the Zoom Link to join the class.



Overview & Learning Objectives:

In this course, we’ll discuss real life examples of how you can help your clients evaluate their real estate options in a way that’s fully compliant with federal tax laws and regulations. Here are three stats that point to the importance of why a real estate agent should be familiar with tax concepts:

  • According to the National Association of Realtors, cash buyers currently represent approx. 30% of all home purchases. Yet, many of these buyers are unaware of the tax consequences of doing so.
  • On the other end of the spectrum, 27% of first-time homebuyers use gift funds to help with their down payment. Further, the New York Federal Reserve Board recently concluded in a study that a homebuyer’s down payment strategy can improve housing affordability by a whopping 40%.
  • According to the National Association of Realtors, investors currently represent approx. 20% of all homebuyers. Many of these investors wonder about the benefits of converting their investment or vacation homes into primary homes, and vice versa.

Learning objectives:

• How the mortgage interest deduction works on primary homes and vacation homes, and how this impacts the client’s mortgage and real estate strategy

• How to make better use of the primary residence exclusion to the capital gains tax

• How the 3.8% investment tax works, who needs to pay it and when it needs to be paid

• How the capital gains tax works when people convert their primary home into a rental property and vice versa

• How rental income, depreciation, capital gains, and capital losses are taxed on investment properties

• How the gift tax works, who needs to pay it and when it needs to be paid

• How to make better use of the annual and lifetime exclusions to the gift tax when clients use gift money for a down payment

• How to avoid paying gift taxes on a private loan between family members

• How tax basis works and why it matters

Course provided by CMPS Institute / License #10155 / TREC #36294


Get to Know the One to Four Family Contract - 3 Hr CE - December 15th, 2022

Get to Know the One to Four Family Contract!


This course meets the TREC requirements for 3 hours of contracts education

When: Thursday, December 15th, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Instructor: Stephen Etzel/Cost $30
Provider#0001/Course# 41148


Register in advance for this webinar

Register Now!

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to pay for this course as well as the Zoom Link to join the class.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to dissect all the major paragraphs within the 1 - 4 contract. By taking a closer look at common errors and introducing the two new addendum and their use. Additionally, you will learn the new update to the Mandatory Membership in a Property Owner's Association Addendum and when to use the General Information to Buyers and sellers Notice. Completing this course, license hold will learn when to use 1-4 family contract, meaning and use of each paragraph, and how to properly fill out the form.