OREA Real Estate College

Name That Style

Do you know what kind of home this is? It’s located in Toronto neighbourhood of Rosedale.

How about this one?

As a real estate professional, you should know about the different types of housing styles you will be working with and how the appearance of homes has evolved. You should be able to recognize some of the most common architectural styles and features of homes, and explain to buyer clients the styles of buildings and the names of their components.

If not, consider Architectural Styles, a three-credit continuing education course delivered online by the College. Presented by Carson Dunlop & Associates, this course is divided into five modules:

Module 1: Building Shapes, deals with some of the common building shapes and their respective roofing styles that help form the shape of the building. For example, there are at least five types of sloped roofs and six common dormer shapes.

Module 2: Building Details, focuses on building details such as window types, window shapes, doors, and columns. For example, there are 10 types and features of doors, and four column types.

Modules 3: General Architectural Categories and Specific House Styles, deals with common and specific house styles and their defining features. Examples include Ancient Classical, Renaissance, Classical, Medieval, Modern, and Spanish Style.

Module 4: General Architectural Categories and Specific House Styles (Part II), also deals with common and specific house styles.

Module 5 – Modern Construction, focuses on the various combinations of styles now in use. In fact, many homes in North America are a combination of styles.

 Celebrating OREA’s 90th Birthday

 The College is offering a free nine-credit bundle of CE online courses in celebration of OREA’s 90th birthday. This offer is available until December 31, 2012, and courses must be completed by December 31, 2013.

For more information, go to http://www.orea.com/cepromo?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=cepromo.


In your experiences, what style of residential housing is the most popular?

Please Note:
All courses begin the day you register (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). If you register after 4:30 p.m. or on a weekend/statutory holiday, your course will be activated the next business day. Continuing Education students are permitted access to their e-Learning course for a period of two years after the date of registration.


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