Learn how the land acquisition process works from market analysis through property acquisition. This course will show you how developers assess markets, acquire land and devise site plans that are most likely to attract financing on optimal terms.



As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the major tasks of land development
  • Navigate the land acquisition process from market analysis through property acquisition
  • Recognize various types of development financing and understand the guidelines for obtaining the necessary funds

The course is recommended for:

  • Builders considering land development as a logical next step in their career and business growth

Topics Covered

Section 1: Market Analyis

  • Purpose of Market Analysis
  • Market Analysis Process

Section 2: Site Selection

  • Finding Land
  • Preliminary Parcel Investigation
  • Tying Up Land
  • Due Diligence

Section 3: Development Financing

  • Lender financing
  • Private Financing
  • Public Financing
  • Business Structures
  • Selecting a Lender

NAHB Designations

This course can help satisfy curriculum requirements or serve as an elective for the following NAHB designations:

Designations: GMB

Continuing Education: This course provides 6.0 hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations:  CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM

Additional Credit Information

Idaho Real Estate Commission

The Idaho Real Estate Commission has approved this course for 6 hours of Realtor continuing education credit.