Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

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Aspen Publishers Online, Jul 15, 2008 - Law - 448 pages
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Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals, Second Edition, provides a solid foundation of the basics of real estate law, including the practicalities of daily legal work. This user-friendly text covers all the key topics in real estate law that paralegals need to know, including the basic elements of real property, The different methods used to record and describe property, The methods used to transfer title, The rights associated with real estate ownership, The elements of real estate contracts, An extensive discussion of landlord/tenant law, deeds, mortgages, restrictions on land use, title insurance and title examinations, The closing process, and tax implications. Features that make this classroom-tested textbook a success include: An emphasis on practical skills throughout the book. Students are given a realistic understanding of what it is like to practice in the real world. An easy-to-read and engaging style that utilizes numerous real world examples and illustrations, emphasizing the practical nature of real estate law. Effective teaching tools that include: chapter objectives to open each chapter “Issue at a Glance” boxes in each chapter that summarize important legal concepts marginal definitions numerous figures, tables, and forms case excerpts that discuss legal theory and practical applications “Skills You Need in the Real World” sections in each chapter that highlight particular paralegal skills. Web sites to assist students in gathering more information Key Terms, Review Questions, and Practical Applications exercises at the end of every chapter. A well-developed instructor’s manual with a test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, web resources, and additional assignments as well as PowerPoint slides for each chapter. the Second Edition has been thoughtfully reviewed and thoroughly updated and contains: New student workbook, included on CD with the text, provides additional opportunities for applying the law. The workbook includes student activities, online exercises, and review tools such as true/false questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, and matching Updated forms and examples New cases State-specific supplements Give your students the advantage of a solid underpinning in all of the intricacies of real estate law with this practical, clear, and concise text.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to Real Estate
1
THE REAL ESTATE MARKET
6
Benner v Hammond
13
Practical Applications
19
Estates in Real Property
21
LIFE ESTATES
27
In re Estate of Payne
34
Review Questions
40
RECORDING STATUTES
194
Skills You Need in the Real World
201
Mortgages and Financing the Purchase of Real Estate
205
MORTGAGE MARKETS
207
THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS OF
214
Predatory Lending
236
Review Questions
242
Public and Private Restrictions on the Use of Land
245

Property Descriptions and Determining Property Boundaries
43
PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS IN DEEDS
45
Skills You Need in the Real World
63
Transferring Title to Real Estate
67
VOLUNTARY TRANSFERS
68
Fraudulent Transfers
88
Web Sites
94
Rights Associated with Real Estate
95
EASEMENTS
99
Unauthorized Practice of Law
112
Discussion Questions
118
Real Estate Contracts
121
FORMATION ISSUES IN CONTRACT LAW
128
REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS
130
Legal Research
138
Landlord and Tenant Law
145
DUTIES CREATED BY THE LANDLORDTENANT
154
Tenancy at Will
168
Copeland v Lincoln
170
Significant Cases
176
Real Estate Deeds
177
Descriptions
184
RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS
261
Skills You Need in the Real World
268
Real Estate Professions
273
THE LAW OF AGENCY
274
A A Real Estate Agents Duty of Care
281
ANNOTATED DOCUMENT
295
Chapter Summary
301
Title Insurance and Title Examinations
305
TITLE EXAMINATIONS
308
COMMON PROBLEMS IN TITLE SEARCHES
325
Skills You Need in the Real World
332
Discussion Questions
333
The Closing
335
AFTER THE CLOSING
357
Skills You Need in the Real World
368
Taxation Issues in Real Property
373
Tax Dodges
383
Skills You Need in the Real World
391
Glossary
395
Appendix
399
Index
445
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Neal R. Bevans, J.D. is an instructor at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina. Drawing on his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals to life with a uniquely engaging, reader-friendly style ideal for today's learners.

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