Runstad Department of Real Estate

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

RE 563: Housing Markets and Policy

Provides students with the tools to understand housing markets, the policies in place to support housing production and remaining frictions. Emphasizes the link between housing finance systems and housing market outcomes with a focus on the US mortgage system and products. Incorporates international components to analyze factors that underlay differences and similarities in housing markets in selected countries.

RE 597: Spatial Analysis of Real Estate and Housing Markets

This course covers spatial analysis of real estate and housing market data. The course teaches students methods in quantitative analysis of spatial data. These methods will be applied to a variety of housing and real estate data sets to inform business decisions and policy making. Exploratory data analysis, spatial interpolation, and spatial regression will be covered in the course.

RE 564: Affordable Housing

This course is an introduction to the field of affordable housing. The course guides the students through the affordable housing development process and the policy issues that must be addressed to successfully plan, finance, design, construct, and manage affordable housing in the United States. The role of federal, state, local, non-profit and private sector agencies and participants will be examined.

RE 565: Advanced Housing Studies

Offers students an advanced survey of housing studies. The course has two primary elements. First, students will select a housing-related topic that will serve as the basis of a quarter-long project. Second, students will read key texts and articles on a range of housing-related topics and participate in seminar discussions on these readings.