Provider Name: Title Stream, Llc
Address: 7801 Maple St. New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone Number: (504) 861-0089

Course Summary

New Home Construction Contract Conflicts

The main objectives of this course:
  • To educate agents about sections of the Purchase Agreement pertaining specifically to New Home Construction, and the pitfalls to avoid when assisting their clients on filling out the contract.
  • To highlight features of the builder's contract and how it effects the purchaser.
  • To discuss defects and other issues that could hinder the progrss of a new construction home closing.
  • To hightlight laws mandated through the New Home Warranty Act.
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Format: Classroom
Hours: 2.00
Price: Free

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Agency Approval

Agency Approval Course Number Expiration
Louisiana Real Estate Commission 0082 12/31/2020


Adam B Beckman

Adam B. Beckman manages the Title Stream Northshore Office located in Mandeville, Louisiana. Adam handles various real estate issues related to the closings that his office handles for properties throughout Southeast Louisiana. Adam has established himself as a resource for real estate agents, their buyers and sellers. He provides fluid communication and guidance concerning legal and ethical issues that arise as part of their real estate business.

As a certified instructor with the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, Adam regularly teaches classes for real estate agents. He enjoys developing new topics and sharing trending news that will benefit not just the agent, but also the consumer.

A natural conversationalist, Adam had a diverse career in both the legal world as well as in sales and marketing. Adam graduated from Mississippi State University where he received his B.S. in Political Science, followed by receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama's School of Law. When Adam is not engaged with clients or solving title issues, he is coaching his son's baseball team and enjoying outdoor adventures with his wife and their two children. No matter the audience, Adam is a people person and finds fulfillment sharing his legal stories and personal experiences with the intent to help others.

James Smith

James E. Smith Jr. (Jim) presently heads the Residential Services Department and is the Manager of the Title Stream Uptown Office, located on Maple Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jim offers extensive experience in land use and all real estate matters. He manages an active real estate practice and directs projects of various sizes and characters. Jim represents buyers, sellers, and lenders in real estate transactions, including all types of contract and document preparation and numerous real estate financings.

In his younger years, Jim represented various gaming companies and contributed as an author of the successful Riverboat Gaming Act, permitting riverboat gambling on Louisiana’s waterways. Before founding the law firm Smith Martin in 1984, which is now Smith and Treuting, L.L.C., Jim was a staff attorney for the Federal Energy Commission of the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington D.C.

Jim received his undergraduate degree from Boston College. He then attended Cambridge University in England where he received an L.L.B., followed by attending George Washington University where he received an L.L.M.

Jim is authorized to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court and the Supreme Court of Louisiana. He is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association (sections on Real Estate, Business and Corporate Law).

When not practicing law, Jim likes to fish, go sailing, play with his dog and spend time with his wife and children.

Olivia K Byers

Olivia K. Byers specializes in residential real estate, specializing in successions, and is based out of the Title Stream Metairie Office. Olivia’s primary focus is residential and commercial real estate closings for properties throughout southeast Louisiana, but she also handles all matters ancillary to the title process, such as reviewing successions, community property settlements, drafting restrictions, boundary disputes, etc.

Before a potential new file is even opened, Olivia is already skimming the land records for general title conflicts so that she can brief clients ahead of time on what to expect through out the process. No two transactions are ever the same in real estate, and Olivia enjoys identifying and suggesting solutions on issues before clients even realize there is a problem.

A native of Baton Rouge, Olivia received her B.S. and Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University. She has two Fantasy Football championships, but has lost count on how many times she has been to Disney World; and yes, she will return your calls to ensure the happiest place on Earth is at her closing table.

Roxanne Mckenzie

Roxanne M. Mckenzie manages the Baton Rouge Office of Title Stream, where she handles all matters ancillary to the title process. Despite a diverse legal background, Roxanne found her passion in real estate law. More than just a series of transactions, real estate law is an industry built around relationships, and she finds joy in facilitating a person’s dream of home ownership. Her goal is to ensure all parties feel comfortable when they sit down at her closing table.

Roxanne received her B.A. in English with a minor in French from Louisiana State University, and her Juris Doctorate from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She is a member of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors and the Louisiana Bar Association.

When she is not practicing real estate law, Roxanne enjoys spending time with her four children. She also enjoys playing the guitar and sings for fun. Back in the day she won contests singing competitively, but has since passed that torch to her kids, who also share a love for music.

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By Josie Degrusha on 01/13/2020

I enjoyed a different class on how to write an agreement for new construction. I like the rules being explained about the MLS and what is new construction.


By Aloysia Everett on 01/13/2020

Great presentation.


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By Phyllis Seely on 01/13/2020

Well covered and informative.


By Rayelynn Fagot on 01/13/2020

Great for information if an agent HAS NOT closed a New Home contract...


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By Charlotte Magoun on 01/13/2020

Learned a lot of useful information.


By Shari Boudreaux on 11/16/2019

Great Class very informative


By Adrian Brister on 11/15/2019

Very Good class, detail in teaching


By Karen Brantley on 11/15/2019

Adam Beckman is a superb educator. Many thanks for his adept and informed presentation!


By Carol Sieverding on 11/15/2019

This was an excellent course. Been in the business almost 16 years now and I walked out of there learning some things I did not know. I think those were based off discoveries from least recent lawsuits. I highly recommend this class and the attorney who wrote it, Adam Beckham


By Virginia Luquette on 05/09/2019

Great class


By Charlee Jones on 09/27/2018

Very informative