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Real Estate Accounting ON DEMAND

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9.0 Credits

Member Price $261.00

Non-Member Price $300.00


The real estate professional needs to be aware of the accounting rules for real estate, in order to avoid adverse reporting outcomes. Real Estate Accounting covers the accounting rules for every type of real estate transaction, which can be used to structure real estate deals appropriately. The course covers the accounting for real estate sales, property exchanges, and time-share intervals. It also reveals the related financial statement presentations and accompanying disclosures. In addition, it describes the accounting related to the rental of property, and investments in real estate ventures. In short, this course is the go-to reference for discerning the proper accounting treatment for a real estate transaction.


Introduction to Accounting. Initial Real Estate Costs. Purchase of Income-Producing Property. Real Estate Sales. Nonmonetary Exchanges. Time-Sharing Activities. Rent Topics. Property Management. Asset Retirement and Environmental Obligations. Real Estate Ventures. Housing Associations.



Designed For

CPAs, CFPs, financial advisers, landlords, property managers, real estate professionals.


Recognize the underlying principles of accounting, the nature of the accounting cycle, and the types of organizations that can be used to engage in real estate transactions. Specify the types of project costs, as well as when and how to capitalize interest on a real estate project. Identify the steps involved in accounting for an acquired income-producing property, as well as the process flow for goodwill impairment testing. Also, recognize the alternative treatment of amortizing goodwill, and the circumstances under which it can be used. Specify the steps in the five-step revenue recognition process. Identify the options available for valuing exchanged property, and the use of boot in calculating profits. Identify the characteristics of time-share arrangements, as well as the factors to consider when evaluating the sufficiency of the bad debt allowance. Identify the main characteristics of lease accounting as it pertains to rental arrangements. Recognize the nature of contingent rent agreements, lease incentives, and leasehold improvements, and the accounting for them, and more.






Leader Bios

Steven Bragg, Western CPE

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.

Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).

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Non-Member Price $300.00

Member Price $261.00