Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

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Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals provides a solid foundation in the basics including the practicalities of daily legal work. Its broad coverage of all the key topics that paralegals need to know includes basic elements of real property, different methods used to record and describe property, transfer of title, the rights associated with real estate ownership, elements of real estate contracts, landlord/tenant law, deeds, mortgages, restrictions on land use, title insurance and title examinations, the closing process, and tax implications. Practical skills are emphasized throughout the book so that students will develop a true understanding of what it is like to practice in the real world. An easy-to-read and engaging style utilizes numerous examples and illustrations, always emphasizing the practical nature of real estate law. Each chapter opens with objectives and closes with Key Terms, Review Questions, and Practical Applications exercises. In every chapter, an “Issue at a Glance” box summarizes important legal concepts, and “Skills You Need in the Real World” sections highlight particular paralegal skills. Marginal definitions; numerous figures, tables, and forms; and case excerpts that discuss legal theory and applications round out the significant pedagogy. Additionally, Websites that can help students gather more information are strategically placed. An in-depth Instructor’s Manual includes a test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, web resources, additional assignments and PowerPoint slides for each chapter.

The revised Third Edition provides a wealth of updated forms and cases. New website references make the book current, and fine-tuned text discussions have been expanded where appropriate. A new interactive workbook is available at the website to accompany the book.


• Solid foundation in the basics of real estate law, including daily legal work
Broad coverage of key topics paralegals need to know

• basic elements of real property
• different methods used to record and describe property
• methods used to transfer title
• rights associated with real estate ownership
• elements of real estate contracts
• landlord/tenant law
• deeds and mortgages
• restrictions on land use
• title insurance and title examinations
• closing process and tax implications

Practical skills emphasized throughout
• Easy-to-read and engaging style
• Numerous examples and illustrations
• Well-developed pedagogy

• objectives that open each chapter
• “Issue at a Glance” boxes summarizing important legal concepts
• marginal definitions
• numerous figures, tables, and forms
• case excerpts discussing legal theory and practical applications
• “Skills You Need in the Real World,” a highlight in each

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735507838
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 5/23/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 467
  • Sales rank: 511,357
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Ch. 1. An Introduction to Real Estate

Ch. 2. Estates in Real Estate

Ch. 3. Property Descriptions and Determining Property Boundaries

Ch. 4. Transferring Title to Real Estate

Ch. 5. Rights Associated with Real Estate

Ch. 6. Real Estate Contracts

Ch. 7. Landlord & Tenant Law

Ch. 8. Real Estate Deeds

Ch. 9. Mortgages and Financing the Purchase of Real Estate

Ch. 10. Public and Private Restrictions on the Use of Land

Ch. 11. Real Estate Professions

Ch. 12. Title Insurance and Title Examinations

Ch. 13. The Closing

Ch. 14. Taxation

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