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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TREC Providership: #0173

Mortgage & Real Estate Taxation

3 Hours of CE Credit
Provider# 10155/CMPS Institute/Course# 36294

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm - Breakfast will be provided
Location: Austin Title Spicewood Springs
3708 Spicewood Springs Rd, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759
Instructor: Matt Posey
Cost: $30 Cash or Check

Overview: 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. 


Topics Covered Include:

* 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.


How to Buy a Home with a Reverse Mortgage


When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm - Snacks will be provided
Location: Austin Title
113 W. 9th Street, Georgetown, TX 78626
Instructor: Todd Wright
Cost: No Charge


Description: Purchasing a home with a reverse mortgage is becoming more popular each year and with good reason. It allows seniors 62 and older to put roughly 50% down or less on a purchase, still have no monthly mortgage payment and keep more liquid cash to manage their retirement. Top financial planners are now realizing the many benefits of a reverse purchase and our recommending them more and more to their clients. This course will give the realtor all the tools and knowledge to structure these complex transactions, close more deals with a higher purchase price, separate themselves from the competition and help seniors find their next dream home.


Topics Covered Include: 

* What is a Reverse Mortgage at its core

* Myths surrounding Reverse Mortgages

* Basic borrower qualifications for a reverse purchase

* Situations for a reverse purchase

* Closing costs and how to structure the purchase agreement* Benefits to the buyer and Realtor


Understanding Septic Systems, Regulations and Disclosure Issues

3 Hours of CE Credit

Provider# 0934/Rainbow Septic/Course# 37978  


When: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm - Registration and Breakfast at 9:00am 
Location: Austin Title
901 Cypress Creek Rd., Ste. 104, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Instructor: Jan Witt
Cost: $25 Cash or Check


Topics Covered Include:
* Governing Authorities

* Rules and Regulations

* Installation Process

* Types of OSSF's

* Re-Sale Inspection Process

* Contract Verbiage


Legal 1

4 Hours of CE Credit
Provider# 0173/Austin Title Company/Course# 33198

When: Friday, February 21, 2020
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm - Registration at 11:30am - Lunch will be provided

Location: Austin Title Spicewood Springs
3708 Spicewood Springs Rd, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759
Instructor: Linda Randall
Cost: $40 Cash or Check


Topics Covered Include:
* Statutory changes to Texas Real Estate License Act (TRELA)
* Commission rule changes
* Legislative changes to property management
* Property management issues
* Questions related to residential tenancies
* Questions related to both commercial and residential tenancies
* Buyers, landlords, tenants & sellers Legislative changes
* The out-of-date seller's disclosure
* Promulgated contracts changes since January 1, 2014
* Unauthorized practice of law


Legal 2

4 Hours of CE Credit
Provider# 0173/Austin Title Company/Course# 33198

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm - Registration at 11:30am - Lunch will be provided

Location: Austin Title Spicewood Springs
3708 Spicewood Springs Rd, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759
Instructor: Linda Randall
Cost: $40 Cash or Check


Topics Covered Include:
* Ethics Requirements for Engaging in Real Estate
* Fair Housing Laws
* Agency Law
* DTPA
* Hot Topics
* Tax Laws


1031 Exchange Overview

1 Hour of CE Credit
Educate Re #0514/Course #31073

When: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch will be provided

Location: Austin Title Bastrop
815 Hwy 71 West, Bldg 1, Ste. 1100, Bastrop, TX 78602
Instructor: Carl Pikus
Cost: $10 Cash or Check


Topics Covered Include:

* Like Kind--what is exchangeable?
* Types of Exchanges: Emphasis on Delayed Exchanges (most common)
* Rules of the Exchange-Timelines
* Personal Property Exchanges-Rules behind exchanging collectibles
* 1031 Client Solutions from a RE Broker/Agent perspective-Tax Deferral
and Swap-Til-You-Drop.

Online Classes

These courses allow you to fulfill your MCE hours via your home computer on your own time. Please note that these courses are for MCE credit only. They are not for SAE credit. If you are unsure as to what type of renewal hours are required for your license, please refer to your renewal notice from TREC or call TREC prior to starting your course(s).

School Policy Manual

2018-2019 TREC Legal Update Part 1 - Online

In cooperation with the Texas Real Estate Commission, the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University developed this real estate legal update curriculum with the assistance of an advisory committee of active commissioners, licensees, attorneys and education providers. This course covers TREC statues and rules updates as well as leasing, property management, sales transactions, promulgated contracts and addendum forms and many hot issues facing real estate agents today. Real estate licensees in Texas are required to complete this Legal Update course in each license cycle. This course includes an appendix, has numerous exercises and quizzes and is completed with a final exam.

Credit Hours

4 credit hours

Provider #

#0235

Course #

#33197

Cost

$39


2018-2019 TREC Legal Update Part 2 - Online

In cooperation with the Texas Real Estate Commission, the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University developed this real estate legal update curriculum with the assistance of an advisory committee of active commissioners, licensees, attorneys and education providers. This course covers ethics requirements, fair housing and anti-discrimination statutes, agency, recovery fund, hot topics and recent court cases. This course includes an appendix, has numerous exercises and quizzes and is completed with a final exam

Credit Hours

4 credit hours

Provider #

#0235

Course #

#33198

Cost

$39


Broker Responsibility Course (2019-2020) - Online

In cooperation with the Texas Real Estate Commission, the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University developed this real estate legal update curriculum with the assistance of an advisory committee of active commissioners, licensees, attorneys and education providers. This course covers TREC statues and rules updates as well as leasing, property management, sales transactions, promulgated contracts and addendum forms and many hot issues facing real estate agents today. Real estate licensees in Texas are required to complete this Legal Update course in each license cycle.

Credit Hours

6 credit hours

Provider #

#0235

Course #

#35367

Cost

$59