Real Estate Law / Edition 10

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This text brings to life the color and law of real estate in day-to-day settings. In addition to the lively case selection, real estate professionals need a clear set of rules that will enable them to recognize, solve, and prevent legal problems.
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This textbook on real estate law covers the nature of real estate, ownership and interests, transferring titles, and development. Specific chapters address issues like liens, leases, the purchase contract, wills, zoning, environmental law, and taxes. Narrative explanations describe the law, and reported cases illustrate key concepts. Ethical issues are highlighted. Appendixes include sections of the U.S. Constitution, the Uniform Commercial Code, the Sherman Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, the Truth-in-Lending Act, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133586555
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 355,576
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Marianne M. Jennings is a professor of legal and ethical studies in business in the Department of Supply Chain Management, College of Business, at Arizona State University. She has been named professor of the year in the College of Business three times and received a Burlington Northern teaching excellence award. A consultant to many law firms, businesses, and professional groups, Professor Jennings has worked with the Federal Public Defender and U.S. Attorney in Nevada. She is the author of more than 200 articles in academic, professional, and trade journals as well as six textbooks and monographs in circulation. Her biweekly column for the ARIZONA REPUBLIC is nationally syndicated, and her work has appeared in the WALL STREET JOURNAL. In addition, Professor Jennings is a legal commentator for National Public Radio. She has conducted more than 500 workshops and seminars in the areas of business, personal and professional ethics, legal ethics, real estate, credit management, legal issues for academic administrators, law for the CPA, and legal and political strategic planning. A member of the State Bar of Arizona, Professor Jennings earned her undergraduate degree in finance and her JD from Brigham Young University.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction and Sources of Real Estate Law 3
2 Extent of Real Estate Interests 21
3 Nonpossessory Interests in Real Estate 61
4 Fixtures 91
5 Liens 115
6 Describing Land Interests 143
7 Present Interests in Real Estate 169
8 Future Interests in Real Estate 189
9 The Landlord-Tenant Relationship 209
10 Commercial Leases 251
11 Co-Ownership of Real Estate 291
12 Multiunit Real Estate Interests 321
13 The Broker's/Agent's Role in the Transfer of Real Estate 361
14 Methods of Transfer and Conveyance in Real Estate 431
15 The Purchase Contract 481
16 Financing in the Transfer of Real Estate 553
17 Closing the Deal 619
18 Transferring Real Estate after Death - Wills, Estates, and Probate 655
19 Zoning 699
20 Constitutional Issues in Real Estate Ownership 731
21 Construction and Construction Financing 765
22 Environmental Law 793
23 Subdividing Real Estate for Residential Development 831
24 Real Estate Syndication 855
25 Tax Aspects of Real Estate Ownership and Transfer 889
Glossary 911
App. A The United States Constitution (Excerpts) 940
App. B Uniform Commercial Code, Article 9 (Excerpts) 941
App. C The Sherman Act (Excerpts) 951
App. D The Fair Housing Act (Excerpts) 952
App. E Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSFDA) (Excerpts) 961
App. F Truth-in-Lending Act (Excerpts) 969
App. G Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Excerpts) 976
App. H Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors 985
App. I Sample Real Estate Purchase Contract 999
Index of Statutes, Regulations, and other Laws 1008
Case Index 1010
Index 1020
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