Why isn't the basics of real estate taught in High School?

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Real Estate Agent

Buying a home for most people is the biggest single investment they will ever make and very few people have a clue how it all comes together. I have lived in Canada most of my adult life and in 2005 moved to Hawaii and the difference in how real estate is conducted between the two countries is significant. As a realtor we have some job security in this void but I'm making sure both my children both young adults understand the basics and how to prepare for their first home purchase when they are ready.

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Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
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Hello Hugh,

Welcome to Active Rain and congratulations on your first post! Here are 5 quick tips to help you get started...

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Aug 09, 2009 03:16 PM #1
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Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain community and congratulations on your first post.  Below is a link that may help you get started.  You bring up a very good point.  It would not be that difficult to add some basic real estate courses to the curriculum.  Maybe that's why even most adults don't understand how it all comes together!!  Hope to see more of your blogs soon.  All our best, Yvette & Dennis

http://activerain.com/blogsview/702665/activerain-101-a-wealth-of-tips-for-newbies-and-veterans-alike

Aug 10, 2009 01:32 AM #2
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Jason Rose
123 ConEd LLC -- Michigan real estate continuing education - Farmington Hills, MI
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Welcome to ActiveRain, Hugh, and congratulations on your first post!  This is a great place, so have fun.  Enjoy!

Aug 10, 2009 06:03 AM #3
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Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi and welcome to Active Rain, a great place to network, share, learn, and have fun. Good luck. And if you ever need an agent in the upstate of South Carolina, please call me.

Aug 10, 2009 01:56 PM #4
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The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, just click search and type in "Welcome to Activerain by Troy Trumm". The first link returned will take you to my blog about getting started. It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm, Trumm Team, Omaha NE

 

Aug 11, 2009 03:05 AM #5
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Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Hugh......Welcome to ActiveRain. This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge. I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.

Aug 14, 2009 12:02 AM #6
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Lanora Campbell, Senior Loan Officer

Hugh, Welcome to Active Rain.... You will find some of the most helpful people right here in the Network on Active Rain.  Have fun at it and if you ever find that you need a Loan Officer in Springfield, MO. give me a call.

Lanora M. Campbell, Senior Loan Officer, Mid Nation Mortgage

Aug 17, 2009 01:55 AM #7
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Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | www.DelawareValleyRE.com - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

Hugh, Welcome to Active Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard.

Welcome Aboard and Much Success!

Sep 05, 2009 01:32 AM #8
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We invite you back to ActiveRain in 2016!

     Much has changed since your last visit to ActiveRain.

      We encourage you to take a look at the "new" ActiveRain website!

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