LNI leads the nation on e-learning for real estate professionals
Luis Nieves Institute with an experience of 20 years in real estate education became the first in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to offer approved real estate courses taught entirely on computer. Since then, Luis Nieves Institute has been successful in obtaining state regulatory approval to offer its courses. Luis Nieves Institute is approved by the Puerto Rico Real Estate Board to offer its courses in all Puerto Rico, and has far more courses & seminars approved, and teaches far more students than anyone else.

Luis Nieves Institute courses provide the highest levels of convenience, the primary benefit to users. The design of our courses, seminars and programs is such that the computer controls the entire educational process, thus allowing the student to complete an entire course on his/her own schedule without the need for intervention by an instructor. But there is an instructor available everyday for consulting and clarifying doubts or procedures related with the matters of the course, seminar or program.

Our courses, seminars, programs provide a totally asynchronous learning environment, "on your own pace" that provides maximum convenience to the user. The courses are completed on the Internet using the Microsoft Internet Explorer™ web browser, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome on your computer.

Each lesson is an interactive tutorial that presents information and asks you questions about what you have read. The interactive learning process monitors your progress and provides feedback as needed to help you learn the material easily. The lessons are designed so you can work at your own pace. It is easy to use and does not require extensive prior experience with computers.

A key component in Luis Nieves Institute's success has been its leadership in establishing high standards for the design of distance education that have enabled us to obtain regulatory approvals.

LNI owns its Distance Education Certification program by UMET to certify the distance education methodology of distance education instructors and providers. Because of its successful track record, Luis Nieves Institute was influential in helping to develop high standards for distance education courses, and was the first real estate school to have courses and seminars in spanish and english approved by the Real Estate Board of Puerto Rico.


Reading:In addition to online material that is of critical importance to read, there are reading assignments for most topics in the course. Assignments will be posted online.
Quizzes:These are mini self-tests for seeing how well you are picking up the important points of the material presented online and in the textbook. Answers and explanations are shown on linked pages, so answers can be checked immediately.  
Exams:The format of quizzes and exams is the same. There are multiple choice items and items that require paragraph-length written responses. 
Summaries: Do a summary of each lesson (250-500 words)
Computer and Internet Requirements: Students must have an Internet connection and a computer that is able to support Internet Explorer 6.0 or later versions. Software versions of Word, PDF. Excel and Power Point is also needed.
Certificate of Completion: After you have successfully completed all assignments, passed the practice exams and a final exam, meet the course time requirements and completed the course evaluation your certificate of completion will be send by certified mail.
Course Evaluation: After you have completed the course, please take a moment to complete the course evaluation. Your feedback will help us improve our courses and develop new offerings.
Course Support: LNI staff is present throughout the duration of the course to provide support online. Additionally, support staff is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET at (787) 942-5858 or at
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Aquí tienes el esquema de la clase:

1. Evolution of Real Estate in Puerto Rico

Evolution of the Principals laws and Rules of Real Estate in Puerto Rico. Common Law and Civil Code Systems Introduction. The real estate book for the course is online go password is honestvivere500xl

2. Law 10 of 1994

Law 10 of 1994 is the angular law in Puerto Rico for the regulation of the practice and Business of Real Estate


4. Ethics

5. Property Registry

6. Notary Public Law

Notary Public

7. Zoning and Permits

Zoning and Permits

8. Legal Aspects-Movables and Inmovables Goods

Legal Aspects

9. Obligations and Contracts

Obligations and Contracts

10. Appraisal




12. Condominium Regime

Condominium Regime

13. Control Access Law

Control Access Law

14. Real Estate Appraisal Computation

You will find METHODS OF ESTIMATING VALUE Learnind objectives Track your progress as you work through the chapter by checking each learning objective when you complete it. ____List three approaches used to estimate value and the steps used in each appraisal approaches ____Identify which type of real estate is most suitable for each appraisal approach. ____Calculate the market value, using each of the three approaches. ____Distinguish between reproduction cost and replacement cost. ____List the three types of depreciation ____Calculate the capitalization rate for a property

15. Real Estate Taxes

This chapter discusses several tax advantages of owing a home. The purpose of the chapter is to provide enough information to familiarize the reader with some of the tax rules but not enough to become a tax expert. Section 1 covers income deductions that can be taken by the homeowner. Section 2 covers how gain on the home can be excluded from tax liability. Keep in mind that the tax rules are complicated and there are always exceptions. The reader is advised to consult expert tax help whenever making a decision with tax ramifications. Learning Objectives Track your progress as you work through the chapter by checking each learning objective when you complete it. ____ List the type of taxes that can be taken as deductions. ____ List the limitations on the deductions. ____ Calculate the Ad Valorem tax bill of a taxpayer/homeowner ____ Calculate the Deductions of a Veteran and residence use. ____ List the requirements for qualifying for an exclusion of the Tax Bill of a home. ____ Describe the characteristics of the law 83 of 1991.

16. Federal and State Subsidies


17. Finance