Essentials of Real Estate Law : 9780135114285

Essentials of Real Estate Law

Mccloskey
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780135114285
ISBN 10
 
0135114284
Published
 
09/01/2014
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
408
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$251.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in real property and/or real estate serving paralegals, real estate brokers, and sales agents; can be used to support students at any level, including those seeking associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate degrees.

 

REAL ESTATE LAW FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS is an accessible, complete, and easy-to-understand introduction to the principles of real estate law. Using actual cases and examples — many drawn from the author’s extensive experience as a real estate attorney and instructor — it covers all the concepts and issues that paralegals and real estate professionals should understand. Areas of coverage include: estates in land, concurrent ownership, landlord-tenant law, rights, duties, restrictions, transfers, real estate sales, lending, title searches, closings, deeds, mortgages, promissory notes, condos, coops, homeowner associations, and real estate development and investment. Each area is first introduced with a high-level overview that sets the stage for the deeper coverage that follows. Effective learning is promoted through chapter outlines, actual and hypothetical cases, definitions of key terms, review and critical thinking questions, and other pedagogical features.

Table of contents

1. Overview of Real Property

2. Estates in Land

3. Concurrent Ownership

4. Landlord-Tenant Law

5. Rights & Duties Incident to Real Property

6. Restrictions On the Use of Real Property

7. Transfers of Real Property

8. Real Estate Sales

9. Lending and the Title Search

10. Deeds, Mortgages, & Promissory Notes

11. The Closing and Recording

12. Common Interest Communities

13. Real Estate Development & Investment

Features & benefits

For courses in real property and/or real estate serving paralegals, real estate brokers, and sales agents; can be used to support students at any level, including those seeking associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate degrees.

 

REAL ESTATE LAW FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS is an accessible, complete, and easy-to-understand introduction to the principles of real estate law. Using actual cases and examples – many drawn from the author’s extensive experience as a real estate attorney and instructor – it covers all the concepts and issues that paralegals and real estate professionals should understand. Areas of coverage include: estates in land, concurrent ownership, landlord-tenant law, rights, duties, restrictions, transfers, real estate sales, lending, title searches, closings, deeds, mortgages, promissory notes, condos, coops, homeowner associations, and real estate development and investment. Each area is first introduced with a high-level overview that sets the stage for the deeper coverage that follows. Effective learning is promoted through chapter outlines, actual and hypothetical cases, definitions of key terms, review and critical thinking questions, and other pedagogical features.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Gives paralegal students, brokers, and sales agents a comprehensive and highly readable overview of the fundamentals of real property law. Brings together accessible, often entertaining coverage of estates in land, concurrent ownership, landlord-tenant law, rights, duties, restrictions, transfers, real estate sales, lending, title searches, closings, deeds, mortgages, promissory notes, condos, coops, homeowner associations, and real estate development and investment.

 

Prepares students to address the legal implications of modern economic and cultural trends related to real estate. Considers the legal ramifications of modern issues such as the environment, energy, and society’s cultural transformation from a consumer ideology to one more oriented to quality-of-life.

 

Designed to help students understand both the “forest” and the “trees.” Begins by giving students an overview of each key area of real estate law, and then drills down to component parts, helping instructors more easily convey essential principles.

 

Helps students link principles to the realities of work in the field. Includes illustrative case studies in nearly every chapter, as well as realistic hypotheticals, paralegal biographies, and other features that tie real estate law to actual tasks and transactions.

 

Promotes rapid learning and deeper mastery through proven pedagogical features. Includes up-front chapter outlines, end-of-chapter summaries and reviews of key principles; definitions of terms throughout, review questions, critical thinking exercises, and more.

 

Offers extra help with the principles that are most difficult for students to understand. Spends extra time and effort explaining legal principles that law students and real estate professionals find most challenging or non-intuitive.

 

Helps paralegal students build portfolios they can use to get hired. Includes professional portfolio sections offering opportunities for students to draft sample legal documents.