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REAL ESTATE LAW charts new territory with its clear and cutting-edge coverage of the basics and trends in the laws that affect real property. The text will help you understand and grasp the material while helping you develop your problem-solving skills in your professional and personal real estate transactions.
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 (booknews.com)
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.
PART 1. THE NATURE OF REAL ESTATE AND OWNERSHIP OF REAL ESTATE INTERESTS. 1. Introduction and Sources of Real Estate Law. 2. Land Interests: Present and Future. 3. Extent of Real Estate Interests. 4. Nonpossessory Interests in Real Estate. 5. Fixtures. 6. Liens. 7. Describing Land Interests. PART 2. REAL ESTATE OWNERSHIP. 8. Co-Ownership of Real Estate. 9. The Landlord/Tenant Relationship. 10. Commercial Leases. 11. Real Estate Communities: Multiunit Interests and Owners' Associations. PART 3. TRANSFERRING TITLE TO REAL ESTATE. 12. The Broker's Role in the Transfer of Real Estate. 13. The Purchase Contract. 14. Methods of Transfer and Conveyance in Real Estate. 15. Financing in the Transfer of Real Estate. 16. Closing the Deal. 17. Transferring Real Estate After Death: Wills, Estates, and Probate. PART 4. REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT. 18. Zoning. 19. Constitutional Issues in Real Estate. 20. Environmental Law. 21. Tax Aspects of Real Estate Ownership and Transfer. 22. Legal Issues in Land and Economic Development. APPENDICES. A. U.S. Constitution (excerpts). B. The Sherman Act. C. The Fair Housing Act. D. Truth-in-Lending Act. E. Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). Glossary. Index.