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Building Components & Structures - Chapter Summary
As you go through these lessons on building components and structures, you can get a historical perspective on domestic architecture. Our expert instructors teach about different types of construction projects. They also discuss how the living space of a structure is measured. By the end of the chapter, you should be ready to:
- Discuss various architectural styles of homes
- List different phases of a construction project
- Define terms associated with property inspections and appraisals
- Recount vocabulary related to energy efficient characteristics of home improvements
- Outline errors often made when measuring structures
- Distinguish between livable and usable areas in real estate
Learning can be fun and entertaining as demonstrated by our instructors as they help you understand building components and structures. In addition to the lessons, there are short quizzes provided to test you on the content covered in each lesson. Another of the many helpful features is the ability to print the quizzes as an offline study tool.
1. House Architecture: Styles & Designs
A great amount of the architecture being built on a daily basis is not for towering skyscrapers but for private homes. In this lesson, we'll explore some of the common styles of domestic architecture and see where they fit in American history.
2. Construction: Definition & Types
In this lesson you will understand what construction entails, the different phases of a construction project and the different types of construction projects.
3. Construction Terms Used in Property Appraisals & Inspections
Appraisal and inspection reports often include construction and building terms to describe improvement of a property. Real estate professionals needs to have a basic familiarity with common terms to understand these reports.
4. Improvements in Real Estate Appraisal
Property appraisals contain detailed and accurate descriptions of the property and its improvements and should be very specific with supporting information if necessary. This lesson will discuss the purpose and key terms related to improvements.
5. Livable, Rentable & Usable Area: Definition & Examples
How can you compare different homes or apartments when the square footage is measured with different methods? Use the information in this lesson to sort out three of the most common measurements.
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- Real Property & Property Ownership
- Real Estate Value
- Government Powers in Real Estate
- Surveying Property in Real Estate
- Liens & Encumbrances in Real Estate
- Rights to Use in Real Estate
- Land & Site Valuation
- Statistics, Valuation Models & Finance for Real Estate
- Common Real Estate Calculations
- Sales Comparison Approach in Real Estate
- Cost Approach in Real Estate
- Income Approach in Real Estate
- Reconciliation in Real Estate Appraisal
- USPAP Compliance
- Real Estate Appraisal Report Writing