Black Money 105: Real Estate 101-From Renter to Buyer and Beyond



Real estate is the foundational building block for creating generational wealth and legacy for your family. Did you know that the average net worth of a homeowner is almost 40 times greater than that of a renter? Also, a child born into a wealthy family is about 6 times more likely to become a wealthy adult compared to children that grow up poor. Our Real Estate 101 class is your first step in securing financial independence through the vast opportunities that real estate investment provides.

This course will introduce students to:

  • the step-by-step process of purchasing a home and how to protect yourself during the buying process.
  • differentiate between the various mortgage types
  • find, vet, and secure rental property to help generate passive income
  • strategies using real estate to build wealth
  • how to find, understand and leverage macroeconomic and microeconomic market indicators to make more informed decisions around your real estate investment.
  • how interest rates and interest rate policy impact real estate and the economy
  • how to calculate rental property cash flows
  • understand credit, ways to improve it and how it impacts financing your real estate
  • understanding titles and lien types
much more…

This course is taught by real estate expert Dr. Vaneesha Dutra, a senior faculty member at The Black Business School who has extensive practical experience investing in real estate. She combines hands-on and relevant knowledge with cutting edge academic research to provide the most comprehensive learning experience for our students. In addition to learning from Dr. Dutra, you will also hear from other industry experts that will provide timely and useful information to help you achieve your real estate investing goals.

Real estate investing has been an avenue for other communities to develop generational wealth and power for centuries. It's time for the Black community to take advantage of these same opportunities and it starts with you! Today is the day to build your family's legacy. Get started now.

Your Instructor

Vaneesha Dutra, PhD
Vaneesha Dutra, PhD

Dr. Vaneesha Dutra is an Associate Professor of Finance with tenure at the University of Denver. She earned a Bachelors degree in Business (Finance) at the University of Maryland College Park, an MBA at Loyola University, Maryland and matriculated at Florida State University where she earned a PhD in Finance with a minor in Econometrics and Real Estate.

As a professor and active researcher she writes and publishes academic papers of broad interest and is frequently interviewed by the mainstream press. She has published research in journals such as the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Journal of Applied Financial Economics and the Journal of Real Estate Research, to name a few. She has been interviewed and featured on outlets such as Channel 9 News, MarketWatch and WalletHub, and her work is highly cited in the academic literature. Highly adept in the areas of equity markets, behavioral finance and financial institutions, both domestic and international, Dr. V also acts as a bank consultant in Brazil in areas of bank regulation and FINTECH.

Having taught financial concepts for over 12 years Dr. V is highly skilled at making complex financial concepts easy to comprehend. Her passion lies in increasing the financial literacy of entire households, not just adults, in hopes that financial knowledge and prosperity will be passed down through generations.

Class Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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