This program will be deactivated in Summer 2020. Students will no longer be admitted into the program beginning that term (Summer 2020). The minor in Real Estate will still be available to students with an interest in Real Estate.

Read the teach-out plan for the Real Estate program.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program brochure and program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, are available for download in the Courses tab below.

  • Overview

    Program Location

    Carrollton Campus

    Method of Delivery

    Available on campus or as much as 80% online (some online courses may require some visits to Carrollton).

    Accreditation

    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required: 120

  • Cost

    This program may be earned more than 50% online but not entirely online - multiple campus visits are required (varying by course).

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited university of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen. In addition, online courses and programs can mean a cost-savings in many non-evident ways: No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Regardless of state residency, out-of-state non-resident students are not charged non-resident tuition for online course credit hours.

    Details

    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-Face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, they will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For the cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

  • Courses

    Coursework

    COURSEWORK:

    Major Courses;

    • RELE 3701, 3705, 3711, 3730, 4705, 4706, 4707
    • MGNT 4660

    Downloads

    Major Required

    • RELE-3711 - Real Estate Research

      The study of residential and commercial real estate data bases, including sales, rents and mortgage loans. Internet basics such as web sites, search engines, and email will also be reviewed. Using fee versus free data.

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    • RELE-3730 - Real Estate Finance

      Analyze the different financial institutions that are sources of equity and mortgage funds for the real estate industry. The real estate mortgage and the other real property security agreements are examined in depth. Other emphasized topics include financial leverage, the secondary market, loan qualifications, foreclosure, mortgage payment plans and financial math.

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    • RELE-4705 - Real Estate Investment

      Examines the use of discounted after tax cash flow analysis in the evaluation of real estate investments. Topics discussed include operating expenses, cost capitalization, federal tax law implications, depreciation, ownership forms, and different measures of investment performance such as IRR and NPV. Home ownership as a real estate investment is also explored.

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    • RELE-4706 - Residential Appraisal

      Examines the use of the sales comparison, income, and cost approaches used by professional appraisers to estimate the market value of residential property. The effects of social, economic, political, and physical factors on value are discussed. Some aspects of residential construction and architecture are explored. A form appraisal report of a residential property ties the principles and concepts presented together.

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    • RELE-4707 - Income Property Appraisal

      Investigates the different techniques used by the professional appraisers to estimate the market value of income producing property. The use of income multipliers and capitalization rates and their deviation from market data is explored in-depth. A narrative appraisal of an income producing property is used to integrate the principles and concepts presented. Professional and ethical standards of behavior are also explored.

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  • Faculty
  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    Each UWG online degree program has specific requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.

    Application Deadlines

    Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

    Fall Semester - June 1
    Spring Semester - November 15
    Summer Semester - May 15

    Admission Process Checklist

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    Contact

    Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

  • Dates

    Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

  • Objectives
    • Real Estate majors will understand in detail the practices and principles common to the Real Estate field.
    • Real Estate majors will be able to apply Real Estate concepts and principles to the analysis, planning, implementation and control of real estate operations.
    • Real Estate majors will be able to conduct research pertinent to real estate issues and problems.