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California Real Estate Finance and Loan Brokering

This textbook correspondence course teaches financing as part of a California real estate broker pre-license education.


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Price: $65.00 (USD)
+ $15.00 Shipping and Handling
Purpose: [Broker] 45-hour course for responsible broker prelicensing.
Features: textbook, printable certificate
Hours: 45 Hours
Category: Real Estate > License Training > California > Pre-License
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Portland, OR 97223
(503) 670-9278

Terms of Service:

[Broker] 45-hour course for responsible broker prelicensing.

CalBRE Sponsor Number: S0363

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Course Goals

This course educates students on the history, function, and current issues in real estate financing. This course is intended to provide 45 hours of education to be counted towards a complete California Real Estate Broker pre-license education.

This course covers the following topics:

  1. FinTech, the SAFE Act, and the Fed (2 hours)
  2. The Real Estate Cycle and the Secondary Market (3 hours)
  3. Loan Funding Sources for the Primary Market (2 hours)
  4. The Secondary Market and Federal Credit Agencies (2 hours)
  5. Ethics, Fraud, Consumer Protection, and Fair Lending (4 hours)
  6. Federal Regulation (TILA/RESPA/TRID) (3 hours)
  7. Finance Instruments (2 hours)
  8. Overview of the Loan Process (5 hours)
  9. Conventional Financing (3 hours)
  10. Alternative Financing (4 hours)
  11. Government Programs: FHA and VA Loans (2 hours)
  12. Seller Financing (3 hours)
  13. Qualifying and Borrowing (4 hours)
  14. Qualifying the Property (3 hours)
  15. State Licensing Requirements (3 hours)

The textbook features highlighted finance concepts, bolded definitions for memory enhancement, and concise chapter summaries for easy review. This unique approach is intended to clarify the process of qualifying standards, disclosure requirements, and loan documents, making this a user-friendly learning experience.


This is a correspondence course with a physical textbook. Chapter quizzes and a final exam are provided via the internet. Students will study each chapter of the textbook in order. After completing a chapter, students will need to complete an associated online quiz. The student must pass an online final exam at the end of the course.

No other substitute method of taking or completing this course is allowed.

Course Materials

The course contains approximately 45 hours of reading material in the textbook Real Estate Finance by Walt Huber.

A final examination is required at the end of the course. The final examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions. A test score of 75% or greater is required for course completion. The final examination is not downloadable or printable.

The final exam has a time limit of 3 hours. Questions not completed by that time will be marked as incorrect and the exam will be automatically scored.

The CalBRE limits students taking final exams for pre-license courses to one completed exam per 18 day period.

Course Details

Course Identification Statement

In order to verify your identity, you will be asked to provide at the time of enrollment and again prior to taking the final examination certain information to verify your identity. Among the types of identification that may be asked for are your current California driver's license, current identification permitted under the California Vehicle Code, or any identification issued to you by a governmental agency or a recognized real estate related trade organization that was issued within the immediately preceding five years that bears your photograph, signature, and identification number. In addition, you will also be asked to provide answers to additional security questions, the answers to which are unique to you.

CalBRE Disclaimer

This course is approved for pre-license credit by the California Bureau of Real Estate. However, this approval does not constitute an endorsement of the views or opinions that are expressed by the course sponsor, instructor, authors or lecturers.

OnlineEd Disclaimer

The California Bureau of Real Estate does not approve nor endorse any of the forms used in this course with the exception of those prescribed by State and Federal Law. While this publication is designed to be accurate information about the subject matter it covers, it is sold with the understanding that the distributor, author, and publisher are not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice. If such advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. The recipient is cautioned to check with their managing supervisor before acting on any suggestion or recommendation, or before using any sample form contained herein.

Course Evaluation:

After completing this course you are encouraged to complete the California Bureau of Real Estate's online course evaluation form. You can access this evaluation at http://www.calbre.ca.gov/files/pdf/forms/re318a.pdf

ATTENTION: The California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) regulates the pace at which students may take pre-license courses as follows:

  • No course may be finished in less than 2-1/2 weeks.
  • Two courses may not be finished in less than 5 weeks.
  • Three courses may not be finished in less than 7-1/2 weeks.

Our Mission Statement

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