This book is a concise textual treatment of the law of real estate finance. It is designed primarily to help law students negotiate a law school course on the subject. Other members of the legal community may use this work as a general reference and starting point for research. A table of secondary authorities is included to acknowledge sources and assist readers who desire more information about a topic introduced in this volume. The material in this book is organized into detailed outline form for two reasons. First, the format is designed to give students a thorough overview of the subject and a set of pegs upon which to hang information gleaned from classroom discussion. Second, the relative rigidity of this style helped resist the urge to write a treatise-like work complete with mountains of footnotes. Exhaustive discussion, therefore, has been sacrificed in favor of summarization and clarity.