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Phase 1

Real Estate as a Professional Career

Assignment Booklet
The Manitoba Real Estate Association

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Please Read Carefully

The answers to questions contained in this Assignment booklet may be found in the
Phase 1 workbook or the MREA Real Estate Encyclopedia, or be based upon your
understanding and interpretation of that material.

There are two ways of completing assignments while taking this on-line course.
1. Print this page. Complete the assignment by writing your answers in the appropriate
2. Open this document and complete it using your keyboard. Type your answers in the
areas provided.

IMPORTANT: For multiple choice questions:

If you are using a version of Microsoft Word or WordPerfect to complete this

assignment for multiple choices, please indicate your selection by BOLDING the
correct answer.

If completing using method 1 above

Please print legibly. In providing answers, use blank portions of this document as
needed and make appropriate cross-references. If necessary, prepare a draft copy
and then transfer answers to the original assignment booklet.
Each assignment, in addition to narrative answers, contains true/false questions to
be completed by circling the appropriate answer.
Once all assignments are completed, ensure that your name, address, and student #
are printed on each page within this assignment booklet.

After you have completed all tasks in all three assignments, forward the assignment
booklet to The Manitoba Real Estate Association, Education Department, 1873
Inkster Blvd, Winnipeg MB R2R 2A6 for marking. Ensure that your name and
student number are on the booklet.

Please type in the following information:

Your Name:
Student Number:

TASK 1: Building Construction

1. What are the structural components of a building?

2. What are the three basic functions of a foundation?

3. Define the following terms:



Weeping Tile:

4. What causes a squeaky floor?

5. What is the difference between a load-bearing wall and a non load-bearing wall?

6. What is ice damming and what are the warning signs?

7. The eave overhang gives protection to the side wall and forms a connection between
the roof and the wall. What are the two components of the overhang?

8. List four types of exterior wall finishing.

9. A broken seal in a double- or triple-paned window reduces the insulation factor.
What indicates a broken seal?

10. Electrical _____________________ are established to ensure safety

___________________ are required prior to undertaking any electrical installation
or modification.

11. Modern heating systems should meet the following conditions:

12. What are three of the more common types of heating systems found in Manitoba?

13. The R-Value (RSI value) is a numerical representation of thermal resistance of a

material. The higher the number, the more ________________________ the
insulation is to transferring heat or cold.

14. What is the common material used in deck construction?

TASK 2: Building Types

1. Identify the advantages of the following building types:




2. What is a mobile/manufactured home?

3. What is a modular home?

TASK 3: Building Measurement

1. List four items that are included in total living area.

2. List four items that are not included in total living area.

3. How are condominium units measured?

4. Calculate the area of each of the buildings below:

(a) Bungalow:
Area A: width = 9.8 m; length = 13.2 m
Area B: width = 1 m; length = 6 m

(b) Two-Storey:
Width = 8.9 m; Length = 9.3 m

(c) Four Level Split:
Area A: width = 9.2 m; Length = 7.7 m
Areas B and C: width = 5.3 m; length = 9 m

(d) Two-storey with built-in Garage:

Area A: width = 8.8 m; length = 6.5 m
Area B: width = 8.8 m; length = 10 m

After you have completed all tasks in all four assignments, forward the assignment
booklet to The Manitoba Real Estate Association, Education Department, 2nd Floor, 1240
Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0T6 for marking. Ensure that your name and
student number are on the booklet.

The Phase 1 examination will consist of 50 multiple choice questions, similar to those contained
in the Phase 1 workbook and assignment booklet. The questions will relate to the topics dealt
with in the Phase 1 workbook, the Residential Construction workbook, the material referenced in
the Canadian Real Estate Encyclopedia and Manitoba Provincial Reference Manual, and each of
your assignments, a large part of which will be mathematical. The examination time period will
be 3 hours.
Please bring at least two pencils, an eraser, and two pens. Please also bring a cordless,
non-printing calculator, of a reasonable size. Programmable calculators which store data
including calculators with alphabetical keyboards such as Blackberries or other hand-held PCs
are not permitted. It is suggested that you be thoroughly familiar with the operation of this
calculator and that you also bring a spare battery for it.
You will be prohibited from writing the examination if you are late and if you dont have
the proper identification with you:
- admit to examination slip
- current drivers license with photo (or current passport or citizenship card)
Your best preparation for the examination will be the fact that you have completed all
assignment questions, all questions in the two workbooks, and have read the Encyclopedia
sections carefully and in their entirety.
Both the Canadian Edition of the Encyclopedia and the Manitoba Real Estate
Encyclopedia are allowed as resource material and can be brought into the examination room. In
Winnipeg, you are provided with copies of both encyclopedias. However, no notes or papers are
to be attached to the Encyclopedia. It is also suggested that if you do not know the Phase I
material well enough that you need to look up everything in the Encyclopedia, you will not have
sufficient time to complete the examination. So be prepared.
Many adult students have not written a formal examination for quite some time and
approach an examination with some fear and apprehension. It is hoped that the following
suggestions will be of assistance to you.
Dress comfortably
Listen carefully to the instructions as explained by the examination supervisor.
Carefully read the examination instructions and complete all forms by providing the
information requested. Please write and print legibly; this will greatly assist in marking your
Carefully check the examination to ensure that no pages are missing. Each page is numbered.
Read the examination questions carefully. More marks are lost unnecessarily by failure to
read slowly and carefully than due to any other single factor. In multiple choice questions, if
the answer is not readily apparent, try to eliminate those alternatives that are obviously
incorrect. Do not waste too much time pondering over a question to which you do not know
the answer. Leave that question and come back to it when you have finished the others.
If you have excess time, go back and carefully reread each question after you have finished
the entire examination. Do not change your answers unless you are certain you have made a
mistake or misread the question the first time.
Before handing in your paper, check to see that all questions have been answered to the best
of your ability. Unanswered questions earn no marks.