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OnlineEd Offers Three California Real Estate Pre-License Packages

OnlineEd® is proud to announce the addition of two new course packages for those interested in becoming a real estate salesperson in California. OnlineEd® began offering California real estate training courses online in 2006 and, up until recently, only had a one-size-fits-all package that included everything necessary to satisfy the requirements of the Califonia Department of Real Estate (DRE) and prepare the student for the California real estate salesperson licensing examination. Now, OnlineEd® is offering three different packages. The packages, which sell for $99, $149, and $249, all meet the requirements of the DRE, but contain different features.  A breakdown of each package is a little further down the page, but first we want to introduce two new features to our California real estate license training packages.

New Features

Flashcards

The first new feature is our  interactive flashcard application designed to help the learner study and retain key terms and their definitions. The flashcards are included in packages with our Exam Prep module. Flashcards can be used over and over as preparation for the state exam and have a couple of really cool features. The system has the ability to show you the term or the definition in order to test your knowledge. If you get it right, it will be removed from the deck. If you get it wrong, the term or definition gets randomly placed back into deck and will be presented again until you answer all the cards correctly. Then it’s up to you to start them over again for practice or move on to our next new feature, the California Real Estate Test Simulator.

Test Simulator

Test Simulator  is the final step in your pre-license education process. It is exactly what it sounds like. A state license exam test simulator designed to better prepare licensees for the California real estate exam. Test Simulator takes an accurate percentage of questions from each chapter of the learning material and serves them up to simulate the real estate salesperson exam.

The Packages

Each California real estate pre-license training package includes the DRE-required course material to prepare you for the real estate exam. Below is a breakdown of all three course packages:

The Deluxe Package – $249

  • Online Course Material (PDF format with the ability to read on screen or print)
  • Exam Prep with NEW Flashcards
  • NEW State Test Simulator
  • Proactive Instructor
  • First-time Pass Guarantee
  • Physical Texbooks
  • FREE BONUS: Real Estate Master IIIx Calculator

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The Standard Package – $149

  • Online Course Material (PDF format with the ability to read on screen or print)
  • Exam Prep with NEW Flashcards
  • NEW State Test Simulator
  • Proactive Instructor
  • First-time Pass Guarantee

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The Basic Package – $99

  • Online Course Material (PDF format with the ability to read on screen or print)
  • Proactive Instructor
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE EXAM PREP
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE TEST SIMULATOR
Oregon

Oregon REALTORS Assessment Found to be Lawful

Oregon

Oregon

(OREGON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®,  SALEM, OR )– Oregon’s Attorney General (AG) has ruled the Oregon Association of REALTORS® is appropriately using an assessment from its members to pay for an initiative petition campaign aimed at preventing a new tax on the cost of buying a home.

The AG’s decision gives the 14,000 member organization the green light to continue gathering signatures for its measure, proposed for the 2012 general election. That measure would prohibit local jurisdictions from imposing a real estate transaction tax on the sale or any other transfer of property.

“This effort has overwhelming support of the REALTORS® in Oregon and we were always confident we would prevail,” said Shaun Jillions, VP of Public Policy for the Oregon REALTORS®.  “The irony is that the REALTORS® are using a dedicated fund to be as open as possible about how the money is being spent.  We are grateful to the Attorney General and his staff for working with us to clear up any misunderstanding about the intended use of these funds.”

REALTORS® are pushing the effort in the wake of legislation that seeks to tax real estate transactions, such as HB2518, now pending before the Oregon House Revenue Committee.

REALTORS® in Oregon argue that raising the cost of a new home for families works against the long-held goal of increasing rates of home ownership.  Studies have shown that communities with higher rates of homeownership also have lower rates of crime, better schools and stronger neighborhoods.

Chief Petitioner and Past Oregon REALTORS® President Art Kegler noted that a 2 percent transfer tax on $282,100 home, which is the average home price in Portland, would add $5,642 to the closing costs of that property.  “That would be devastating for families and especially for first-time homebuyers,” Kegler said.

“Owning a home has always been a cornerstone of the American dream. Oregon REALTORS® hope to engage other Oregonians during the next year with a thoughtful debate about the value of home ownership.”

The Oregon Association of REALTORS® serves 14,000 members statewide.  The Association was established in 1932 to organize the real estate profession in Oregon.  Today, the Association is a force for education and a business and legislative advocate for free enterprise and private property rights in Oregon.