## Final Exam Results

Results from the final exam are posted below.

All grades are in. I’d be happy to send you final scores via email.

Thanks for a great semester! Enjoy your break!

x̅=88.77, s=8.72

Author: Justin

- 3 days ago
- f18-econ325
- Justin

Results from the final exam are posted below.

All grades are in. I’d be happy to send you final scores via email.

Thanks for a great semester! Enjoy your break!

x̅=88.77, s=8.72

- 3 days ago
- f18-busad265
- Justin

I’ve graded all Final Exams. Here are the results. Please email me if you want your final exam score and final grade.

Thanks for a great semester! Enjoy your break!

x̅ = 86.1, s=11.0

- 2 weeks ago
- f18-econ325
- Justin

Review:

- REITs
- Student evaluations
- Final Exam on Tue at 10:30a in HSB 110

Review Topics:

- Real Estate purchase process
- Mortgage Finance
- Types of loans

- Comparable Sales Analysis
- How the housing bubble inflated
- Federal Reserve Monetary Policy
- Financial deregulation

- How the housing bubble burst
- Mortgage meltdown after “teaser” rates went away
- Strategic defaults on mortgage loans
- Neighborhood deterioration

- Location, location, location
- Market level analysis
- Neighborhood level analysis
- Parcel level analysis

- Demographics and Real Estate
- Economic Cycles
- Commercial Real Estate Investment
- Multifamily Residential
- New Construction
- Yield Curve, Recessions

- Final Words
**Please complete a student evaluation**- You’ll always run out of money before you run out of good deals. [be patient]
- You make money when you buy (if done correctly), not when you sell. [be disciplined when buying]
- Creative solutions to people problems are central to generating real estate profits. [be flexible, find solutions]
- Play Monopoly on the “big board” [some board game lessons translate to reality]
- Location drives value over time
- Learn to love being land rich, cash poor
- Deal making is an exercise in giving people what they want and accepting what they’ll give

- 2 weeks ago
- f18-busad265
- Justin

Review:

- Review for Final Exam, Part 1
- Student evaluations
- Final Exam Schedule
- MW 11:15 Section: Mon @ 10:30 am in HSB 108
- MW 1:00 Section: Mon @ 1:00 pm in HSB 110

Review:

- Sampling
- Census vs Sampling
- Sampling Types
- Voluntary response
- Simple random sample (SRS)
- Stratified random sample

- Sampling Distributions
- Central Limit Theorem

- Estimation with Confidence Intervals
- t-distribution for small samples (bring a t-table!)
- Inference for Proportions
- Significance Testing

Activity:

- Complete and submit in class: F18 BA265 Practice Final Part2

Study:

- Vocabulary words you should know/understand
- distribution, shape, skew, stemplot, histogram
- percentile, quartile, IQR
- spread (of data), mean, standard variation, variance
- normal distribution, normal curve, standard normal, Z-Score
- scatterplot, dependent vs independent variable, explanatory vs response variable
- positive vs negative correlation, strong/moderate/weak correlation
- regression, linear equation, pearson correlation coefficient, r-squared
- outliers, spurious correlation, retrospective study, prospective study
- sample, bias, treatment
- sampling distribution, central limit theorem
- confidence level/interval, margin of error
- inference, proportions, t-table
- null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, significance level
- one-tail test, two-tail test

- 2 weeks ago
- f18-econ325
- Justin

Review:

- Student Evaluations and final exam
- Spring Courses
- BUSAD 360 Advanced Statistics (MW 11:15 and 1:00)
- ECON 320 Geography of World Economy (TTh 11:15)

Presentation:

- REITs
- Articles

Assignment:

- Work on Term Paper, Review of Guest Speakers
- Study for Final

- 2 weeks ago
- f18-busad265
- Justin

Review:

- Exam 3 Results
- Student Evaluations and final exam
- Spring Courses
- BUSAD 360 Advanced Statistics (MW 11:15 and 1:00)
- ECON 320 Geography of World Economy (TTh 11:15)

Final Exam:

- Comprehensive
- Venue: HSB 110
- Exam day/times:
- Sec 1: Mon @ 10:30 am
- Sec 2: Mon @ 1:00 pm

Review Topics:

- Distributions
- Stemplots
- Histograms

- Measures of Center
- Mean
- Median
- Percentiles

- Boxplots
- Quartiles
- 5-number summary

- Measuring the “spread” of the data
- Variance
- Standard Deviation

- Normal Curves
- Standard Normal
- Z-Scores
- Z-table (bring a print out!)
- Solving normal curve problems
- less than
- greater than
- between
- reverse look up (solve for x rather than Z)

- Scatterplots
- Linear Regression
- Sum of Squares
- Regression line calculations
- Pearson Correlation Coefficient
- R-Squared

Activity:

- Complete and submit in class: Practice Exam 1: F18 BA265 Practice Final Part1

- 3 weeks ago
- f18-busad265
- Justin

Exam 3 | |

Mean | 83.5 |

Standard Error | 1.3 |

Median | 84.4 |

Mode | 93.8 |

Standard Deviation | 10.2 |

Sample Variance | 104.6 |

Kurtosis | 0.5 |

Skewness | -0.7 |

Range | 45.0 |

Minimum | 55.0 |

Maximum | 100.0 |

Sum | 5430.7 |

Count | 66.0 |

- 4 weeks ago
- f18-econ325
- Justin

Review:

- Taxes and Real Estate
**Assignment**:- Write a 2-page paper reviewing our guest speakers
- Gary Miller and Casey Edwards
- Joe O’Brien
- Lee Meisner
- Bob Root

- What did you enjoy?
- What did you learn?
- Who taught you the most?
- Who would you invite back?
- Due Tue Dec 4 at 10:30a

- Write a 2-page paper reviewing our guest speakers
**Final Exam on Tue Dec 4 at 10:30a**

Presentation:

- Nature of wealth
- Contracts
- Physical Assets
- Collateral
- Inflation, deflation and volatility
- Precious Metals
- Bitcoin and other Cryto-currencies
- Impact on existing monetary system

- Future of the US Dollar as the World’s “Reserve Currency”
- Fed, BoE, BoJ, ECB
- ZIRP = Zero Interest Rate Policies
- QE = Quantitative Easing (money printing)
- BRICS = Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
- Currency wars

- Advantages of Real Estate
- Physical asset
- Inflation hedge
- Opportunity in an “inefficient” market
- Enduring value
- Relatively easy to insure

- Disadvantages of Real Estate
- Vulnerable to local market deterioration
- Vulnerable to deflation
- Vulnerable to natural hazards

- 4 weeks ago
- f18-econ325
- Justin

Review:

- Lee Meisner on Commercial Real Estate

Presentation:

- Bob Root, CPA

- 4 weeks ago
- f18-busad265
- Justin

**Exam on Wed, Nov 14**

Exam 3 Topics:

- Sampling Distributions
- Central Limit Theorem
- Estimation
- Confidence Intervals = Point estimate +/- Margin of error
- t-distribution for small samples
- Inference for Proportions

- Significance Testing
- Step 1. Set up Ho and Ha
- Step 2. Calculate Z statistic
- Step 3. Calculate p-value
- Step 4. Compare p-value to alpha (0.05) and decide to Reject Ho or Fail to Reject Ho
- 1-tail vs 2-tail hypothesis testing

Assignment:

- Practice Exam: F18 BA265 Practice Exam 3