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List of Classroom-style Courses

Carson Dunlop offers five in-class Continuing Education seminar courses designed for Appraisal Chapters and offices who would like to offer credits to their representatives in a group environment.

Each course is a one hour presentation conducted by a Carson Dunlop professional, with audience interaction that encourages reflection and discussion between the instructor and participants. Our goal is to provide attendees with an interesting and informative take on topics relevant to the appraisal world which they can use to further their own knowledge and assist their clients.

Each course is worth 1 CPD Credit. Every attendee will receive a Certificate of Completion to confirm attendance and provide proof of the attained credit.

All Courses Include:

  • One-hour presentation
  • Question & Answer period
  • Participant handouts
  • Certificate of Completion for each attendee

Courses Offered:

Architectural Styles

This course introduces some of the more common architectural styles of homes and some architectural features that help define certain styles. It discusses the evolution of homes over the last centuries with some simple techniques you can use to identify common styles and features used.

Basement Apartments in Ontario
What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know

Basement apartments have been a growing trend in homes across Ontario to meet the demands of more affordable housing. Many basement apartments conform to local bylaws and building codes, and are an important part of a community. However, many also contravene municipal zoning bylaws and are built to unsafe standards. Can you tell is a basement apartment is legal or not? Carson Dunlop’s new basement apartment seminar can help you answer this important question by giving you the knowledge to educate your buyers and sellers about this important issue.

This course begins by discussing some of the benefits for having basement apartments, the regulatory history of basement apartments in Ontario, and recent changes in the province.  We then discuss what requirements need to be met initially before a basement apartment can be authorized, what is needed for a new suite, upgrading an existing suite to legal status, and then we provide an overview of some of the code requirements of a legal unit. We conclude by discussing some of the potential consequences of an illegal unit, and the benefits of it being legal.

Pre-listing Inspections

This course focuses on the type of home inspection that is performed before the house goes on the market. Pre-listing inspections have several advantages over pre-purchase inspections. The course concludes with exploring 12 ways a pre-listing inspection is used in the industry.

‘Run Of The Mill’ Or ‘Run For The Hills’?

This course discusses common conditions found in homes that may jeopardize the real estate transaction. We will discuss wet basements, vermiculite insulation and knob-and-tube wiring to showcase how people perceive these issues and what the implications actually are. At the conclusion of this course, you will understand how to address and discuss these conditions with your clients and put them in perspective.

Marijuana Grow Houses

This course introduces the topic of grow house operations. We will explore clues that help to identify existing grow houses, discuss the typical damage that grow operations cause to a home and the resulting implications from the property, client and insurance perspectives. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the common problems associated with these homes and the roles of home inspectors, real estate professionals and the client in this situation.

For more information please contact coned@carsondunlop.com