Free Michigan Real Estate Practice Exam Questions (May 2024) 115+

Michigan Real Estate Exam

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What does the Federal Housing Administration do?

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The legal principle under which a person who does not have legal title to a property acquires legal ownership based on the continuous occupation of the property.

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Assuming there are no extra fees, and the broker is representing the buyer and the seller, what was the final sales price of a property if the commission rate was 5.5% and the broker received $11,000.

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Which type of lien is a claim imposed against a property without the consent of its owner?

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When a home is purchased using an adjustable rate mortgage or ARM, the monthly loan payment on the mortgage will:

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Which of the following is a common example of real estate police power?

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In real estate, alienation is best described as:

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A broker's listing on a house expired. The next day it was listed with another broker and offered in the MLS. A week later, a third licensee called the first broker and asked for the key to show the home. The broker should inform the caller that:

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During a standard residential transaction, verifying ingress and egress rights is an essential part of the:

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According to the Do Not Call list and Established Business Relationship (EBR) Rules, a real estate professional may contact a past client for relationship building purposes when?

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Puffing is a term referring to

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Andrew created a life estate on his property for his sister Gabby. Under the terms of the deed, ownership of the property will last until

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A double net lease is a rental agreement where:

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Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) impacts which type of property?

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Requires public accommodations to remove barriers in existing buildings such as adding braille markings to elevator buttons, is a requirement of which law?

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Closing is always the ____ step in executing a real estate transaction.

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In common law, a deed is any legal instrument in writing which passes, affirms or confirms an interest, right, or property and that is signed, attested, delivered, and in some jurisdictions, sealed. It is commonly associated with transferring title to property. Within deeds, covenants are:

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What is the difference between a testate estate and an intestate estate?

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Traditionally real estate agents are paid through a fee paid for performing a transaction, called a

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CRV stands for Certificate of Reasonable Value and is issued by who?

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A homeowner hired a construction company to build a swimming pool at his home. The homeowner failed to pay the bill once the work was completed and the construction company filed a lien to obtain payment of the debt. The encumbrance created is called a:

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During your time as agent you will run into many different types of people from areas across the world. Closing is called many names depending on which region of the U.S you are from. Which of the following is NOT a legal name for closing?

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The real estate contract clause that almost always begins with the words "to have and to hold."

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Restrictive covenants, are also known as

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The execution date or date executed is the day a contract is signed. The effective date is what? Choose the best answer.

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Which of the following best describes real property?

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Which of the following is a Michigan fair housing protected class?

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Appraiser Leo was hired to prepare a feasibility study for a 12-unit apartment complex in which the owner is considering putting in a swimming pool. Which basic principle of appraising should Leo use?

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A mortgage loan that requires monthly payments of $400.00 for 15 years and a final payment of $20,000. Typically a loan structured like is called a

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When a furnishing company creates materials for the construction of a house and is subsequently not paid, it may file a(n):

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Usually, the appraiser is hired by the:

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Which of the following best describes the term "emblements?"

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Which of the following consumers would most likely qualify and be able to derive the most benefit from refinancing their mortgage?

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If a buyer refuses to go ahead with a purchase of property which he has signed a contract, what usually happens to the earnest money?

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If a Michigan real estate broker's license is revoked, what happens to the licenses under that broker's authority?

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Which of the following is an economic characteristic of real estate?

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The lender in a traditional mortgage loan transaction is known as what?

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Researching recently sold homes in the area and homes that haven't been sold in the area and comparing their prices. Is an example of

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The Bundle of Rights include:

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While the economy is experiencing inflation, interest rates typically:

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Which of the following situations would a percentage lease be most commonly used in?

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Why is an oral lease for two years not generally enforceable in law?

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Which of the following contracts would best be described as a contract in which only one party makes a promise to perform an action?

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To whom does an agent always owe their fiduciary responsibility?

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Is Michigan a Community Property state?

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Compliance with zoning ordinances is monitored through the issuance of

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When, if all, can an executed contract be assigned?

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A real estate agent advertised a home for $250,000. When a Chinese couple asked the agent for the price of the house. The agent told them the seller wanted $260,000 instead. Under the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, such a statement is

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A buyer and seller entered into a contract, they negotiated the sale of the side lot at the same time as the transfer of the home. What is the second document called?

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A parcel of real property that has an easement over another piece of property is best described as:

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If a contract has prepayment penalties, they can be found in which real estate contract clause?

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A seller made a counteroffer and gave three days for acceptance. The very next day, the seller receives a better offer, which they want to accept. What is the first step the seller should make?

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A lender agrees to release the first borrower from all financial obligations and let a second buyer be responsible for the repayment of the debt. What is this an example of?

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Upon payment and delivery of the deed, the seller should also deliver what? Can be quite complex or quite simple—depending on the type of real estate transaction.

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Generally speaking, what happens when the supply of available houses in an area decreases significantly?

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Which of the following statements is TRUE about trusts and trustors?

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Which of the following would generally constitute an antitrust violation?

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Tenants by the Entirety and Community Property both generally pertain to

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Tony and Taylor are two unmarried individuals who own property with equal interests and a right to survivorship. Which of the following forms of ownership would Tony and Taylor most likely have?

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A buyer of a home was not informed that his house was on a septic tank system. The buyer has the right to:

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Economic life is the length of time during which a piece of property may be put to profitable use. Economic life is usually:

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Which of the following might suggest that rent is too low in an apartment unit?

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Which of the following statements is TRUE about trusts and trustees?

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Three identical properties in a suburban neighborhood were listed at the same time in a market where demand was constant. According to the law of supply and demand, which property would have sold for the lowest price?

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After smoking, this is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. A naturally occurring gas that forms in rocks, soil, and water.

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What is the state law that established additional fair housing protected classes for Michigan citizens?

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How many hours of continuing education are required for real estate license renewal in Michigan?

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Real property can be converted to personal property by

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The cost of public services is distributed among real estate owners through what?

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Joint tenants with a right of survivorship means

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Which of the following best describes the term "encroachment?"

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Which of the following fits the description? "A mortgage loan available for military service members, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses; which often comes with better terms than a traditional mortgage."

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Used in connection with CERCLA and the creation of The Superfund; Retroactive liability means:

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Is commingling legal in Michigan?

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What is the procedure used by a public or private entity with the powers granted to take privately owned real estate?

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Mrs Thompson hired a broker to find her a 100+ unit apartment complex for sale. Upon finding one she liked, she made an offer for $2.5 million to include all the personal property as well. In order to include all the personal property Mrs Thompson needs a/an:

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Philip has a contract with his neighbor Jessica for lawn service. Philip can no longer mow the lawn due to an ankle injury. Paul, Jessica's other neighbor, agrees to carry out the terms of Philips contract. In order to do this, Jessica must substitute Philip's name with Pauls on the contract. What is this an example of?

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A married couple intends to purchase property, but only if they can qualify for a mortgage loan at a reasonable rate. The qualification is

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What is a written supplement or amendment to an existing will such as one affecting the transfer of real estate upon death?

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Which of the following best describes the prepayment penalty clause?

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Which business structure traditionally features a board of directors?

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Which of the following is a private land-use control?

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In preparing for variable expenses in a property management budget, the property manager should set up a what?

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Of the total Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons Board members, how many must be licensed to practice real estate in Michigan?

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Utilizing the 28/36 rule, if Rebbecas gross income is $4,500 a month, she would need to spend less than ______ in housing costs a month to qualify for most loans.

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What is a one-of-a-kind contract that is solely between the seller and the buyer. In this arrangement, the seller gives the buyer the option to purchase property at a given price for a set period?

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A tenant rented an apartment, signing a 12-month lease. After the lease expired, the tenant paid 1 month's rent and got a receipt. What kind of leasehold does the tenant have?

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What is the best definition listed for the term: “conventional loan?”

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What is the document that defines the relationship between the broker and the seller?

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A contract that legally binds two or more parties together, to specific obligations, that create a legally binding contract between the buyer and the seller.

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A bilateral contract is one in which

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Which of the following real estate contract clauses is typically seen in blanket mortgages and allows for the freeing of all or part of a property from a claim through a proportional or full amount of the mortgage being paid off?

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If a leased premises becomes uninhabitable deliberately in an attempt to remove the tenant. What is this action called?

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In the appraisal of a building constructed in the 1930s, the cost approach would be the least accurate method because of difficulties in

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The fifth and fourteenth amendments of the U.S. Constitution permit the government to exercise its power of eminent domain. Eminent Domain is commonly used for:

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A property's market value is $350,000. The assessment rate for the house is 15% with 27.50 mills. Find the annual property taxes.

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Which type of property would an appraisal use a depth table to estimate the property value?

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According to the Do Not Call list and Established Business Relationship (EBR) Rules, how many months does a real estate professional have to call an expired listing client to solicit new business (referral)?

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A tenant rented an apartment, signing a 16-month lease. After the lease expired, the tenant paid 1 month's rent and got a receipt. What kind of type of lease does the tenant have?

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It is the _____ duty to explain the purchase agreement and to not mislead any parties.

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Generally speaking, what is the most common type of contingency?

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What is Ginnie Mae’s primary responsibility?

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Complete the following statement. The rescission of a contract occurs when:

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A lender's refusal to lend money to potential homeowners attempting to purchase property located in predominantly minority neighborhoods is

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If a Michigan real estate licensee receives notice that their license is suspended or revoked, how long do they have to send to forward their pocket card to the department?

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What is the LAST requirement in the process of offer and acceptance that creates an executory contract?

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Market value is

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Which of the following two real estate contract clauses protect the lenders in some way, usually by asking for some form of payment(insurance)?

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What is an item on a property that is installed by the tenant, and is related to the tenant's business classified as?

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The owner of a secluded area adjacent to the ocean noticed that people from the local town walked along the shore in front of his property. The owner learned that the local citizens had been walking along this beach for half a century. The owner went to court to try to stop people from walking along the water's edge in front of his property. The owner is likely to be:

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A buyer wants to be represented by several different agents while looking at various properties. This is an example of what?

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Enacted in 1974, which of the following is a regulation that aims to give all legal individuals an equal opportunity to apply for loans?

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Which of the following would not be considered appurtenant?

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In the case of a standard tax lien who gets paid first?

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A property's market value is $400,000. The assessment rate for the house is 25% with 22.75 mills and a $25,000 property tax deduction. Find the annual property taxes.

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What are Michigan’s Real Estate License Requirements?

Real estate license requirements vary from state to state. Here are Michigan’s requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must complete a background check.
  • Must complete required state approved pre-licensing courses (40 credit hours).
  • Estimated cost of total fees and license: $125-$175

How Hard is the Michigan Real Estate Exam?

The real estate exam is a rigorous and challenging test that weeds out those who are not committed to being skilled agents. To pass the exam in Michigan, you’ll need to get a score of at least 70%. With a total of 115 questions, that means the score to pass is 80.

How Many Questions Can You Miss on the Michigan Real Estate Exam?

In Michigan, you can miss 35 questions and still pass the real estate exam.

How Many Times Can You Take the Michigan Real Estate Exam?

There are no limits to the number of times you can take your real estate exam. Anyone who fails the Michigan state exam may immediately pay and reschedule the exam. There are no restrictions.


What Is on the Michigan Real Estate Exam?

The 115 multiple-choice questions on the salesperson examination cover a variety of topics that are relevant to Michigan real estate license law. Here are what topics you are expected to know:

Michigan General Exam Topics:

  1. Property Ownership
  2. Land Use Controls and Regulations
  3. Valuation and Market Analysis
  4. Financing
  5. General Principles of Agency
  6. Property Disclosures
  7. Contracts
  8. Leasing and Property Management
  9. Transfer of Title
  10. Practice of Real Estate

Michigan State Exam Topics:

  1. Michigan State License Law
  2. Michigan Real Estate Occupational Code
  3. Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
  4. Michigan Real Estate Prohibited Practices
  5. Michigan Agency and License Disclosures

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