• A 2016 retrospective and a happy holiday


    It’s been a huge year for the Homburg Institute. Our presence online has never been more active and our commitment to publishing content that’s useful and complimentary to our courses hasn’t wavered. We’ve uploaded guides to investing, green architecture evaluations, and even professor highlights. Perhaps most excitingly, we came together to develop what we think is our most intensive and practical real estate marketing course to date, which will be available in early 2017. Take a look at some highlights: Read More >

  • Why San Francisco’s Exploratorium at Pier 15 is an exciting beacon for green architecture

    We’ve taken to highlighting a few examples of exciting green architecture in the past, but San Francisco’s Exploratorium at Pier 15 is a particularly interesting monument to the topic. Read More >

  • Marketing Essentials and Marketing Plan - coming in January 2017!

    While marketing in real estate is fundamentally similar to marketing in other occupations, the devil is in the details. When it comes to real estate, marketing is as much, if not more about selling yourself as it is about selling a product or service. Marketing Essentials covers a formidable list of basic principles, but in the end focuses on personal branding that builds trust and magnetism. Read More >

  • The laws of business

    Each of the most expansive real estate projects and endeavours is ultimately governed by the laws of business. Homburg’s Business Law covers the core principles of business law that are the barrier to entry for each and every routine business transaction, no matter the scale. Read More >

  • A look at the White House’s Housing Development Toolkit

    ...the Housing Development Toolkit takes a close and critical look at some of America’s more prominent issues. Income and economic issues, homelessness levels, and segregation all ultimately come back to the land-use policies of America’s large cities and suburbs, according to the Obama administration. Read More >

  • Why we chose the Moodle LMS for Homburg’s globally recognized eLearning


    To maintain a best-in-class real estate education product, we needed the best LMS. That meant recognition, flexibility, and ease of use. Where we landed was: Read More >

  • Professor Highlight: Don Caplan

    This week, we’re bringing Don Caplan into the spotlight. A seasoned post-secondary education expert with more than 30 years spent teaching, consulting, and facilitating courses in business admin, leadership, organization behaviour, HR, and strategic management. Read More >

  • Breaking down the programs: Real Estate Finance


    This week’s subject is the Real Estate Finance program, home to four core courses: Corporate Finance for Real Estate, Risk and Portfolio Management, Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Process and Advanced Real Estate Finance. Read More >

  • Professor Highlight: Dr. Margot Weinstein


    This week, we’re bringing Dr. Margot Weinstein into the spotlight. Read More >

  • Breaking down the programs: Basic Business


    On that note, we’re bringing breaking down the programs into the spotlight. A short series designed to do a deep dive into the content of the Homburg Institute’s programs, we’ll be looking at individual objectives and the overall impact of these courses when delivered in unison. This week’s subject is the Basic Business program, home to four core courses: Introduction to Business, Corporate Finance, Marketing Essentials and Academic Writing. Read More >

  • Breaking down the programs: Real Estate Development


    The Homburg Institute’s DNA carries with it two separate, but equally important philosophies: creating a learning atmosphere that encourages practical, applicable real estate education, and to catering to the broadest spectrum of learners possible. Established professionals to up-and-coming real estate students, suites of courses to one-off advancement training. The more variety we can offer in format and topic, the more likely we are to serve the needs of a real estate community that’s really quite diverse. Read More >

  • A few green buildings to admire


    Green architecture is an attractive concept in theory, but things get really exciting when that theory is put into practice by real estate developers. Let’s look at some green developments in a little more detail. Read More >

  • Project management’s relationship with real estate


    Effective project management is directly tied to the outcomes of a project in real estate development, income, and even investment. Read More >

  • Investing in real estate II: other property considerations


    Contained to the category of location (perhaps you’ve heard the timeless line ‘location, location, location’), there are a number of interesting factors contributing to the value of a property based on one of its more permanent features - its whereabouts. Read More >

  • Fundamentals from the Father of Green Architecture

    At the forefront of this movement was Frank Lloyd Wright, whose philosophies and practical application of Green Architecture opened the door to a new dialogue between nature and design. Read More >

  • Investing in real estate: net income and property types

    In many areas the real estate market is moving rapidly and properties are exchanging hands where once they were not. Office space and housing alike - with real estate showing up in the news and everyday dialogue, many are considering the pros and cons of becoming an investor. Read More >

  • Commercial and residential mortgages: why it’s important to know the difference


    Before ever arriving on Homburg’s (digital) doorstep, many prospective learners have already engaged with the real estate industry. Read More >

  • Sustainable Land Use in Real Estate

    Not a topic you hear very often in the realm of real estate planning, investment, and growth. The reality is that the absence of sustainable land considerations is problematic in the grand scheme of growth in the industry. Not only will an advanced understanding of sustainable land use in real estate empower you to take on a new portfolio of project types, it’s also an attractive asset to investors. Read More >

  • Value in valuations!

    Listing a property for sale is an obvious example, but financing, investment evaluation, and insurance are all secondary to your ability to make informed and reliable valuations. Read More >

  • Industry-education partnership leads to new certificate program


    Industry-education partnership leads to new certificate program Halifax, NS – Mount Saint Vincent University and the Homburg Institute today announced a partnership to offer an innovative new certificate program for real estate professionals. Read More >

  • Calculating risk with a crystal ball


    In the game of real estate investment & development, each and every venture needs to be backed by a plan that’s designed to flex, and geared to manage risk and mitigate loss. Read More >

  • Why you should be watching China’s real estate market


    After a record real estate investment year in 2015, China’s commercial sales prices rose by another 10% in the first quarter of 2016! Read More >

  • Horizontal and vertical career growth: the case for each


    We cater to every level of learner, and so it’s no surprise to us that we see as many professionals engaging with our courseware to grow vertically as we do horizontally. So what’s the difference, and is one aspiration more valuable than the other? Read More >

  • Master new skills in 2016 with our course bundles


    Are you looking to gain the specialized skills necessary to succeed in the real estate industry? Right now, the Homburg Institute has 3 program packages designed to get you started on a career-oriented curriculum that is professionally recognized. Read More >

  • Why Homburg?


    If you’re interested in real estate, but not sure if the Homburg Institute is right for you, read on for a brief breakdown of who we are, our history, and what the Institute can do for you. Read More >

  • A Digital Homburg

    We believe that real estate education has a place online. Read More >

  • 3 Advantages of eLearning

    If you’re considering enrolling in one of our real estate courses, but have never been in an eLearning environment before, we’d like to share 3 advantages to the medium that are sure to make your experience with us practical and exceptional. Read More >

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