This classic text covers all real estate topics providing simple explanations with examples to illustrate complex principles. Real estate law issues are handled with an encyclopedic treatment, addressing topics as the need arises.
Contains 45 chapters providing a summary and analysis of the many aspects of real estate law, with abundant examples and citations. Topics addressed include land and its elements, real estate brokers, co-ownership, many aspects of real estate finance, homeowners' associations, condominiums, mobile homes, basic landlord and tenant law, and discrimination in real estate. Many revisions may be found in this edition, including legal changes and their impact, newly adopted standards and ways of doing business, US Supreme Court cases dealing with land use regulation, and current trends in land development regulation and discrimination laws. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
1. Sources of Real Estate Law. 2. Land and Its Elements. 3. Fixtures. 4. Easements. 5. Descriptions of Land; Legal Descriptions. 6. Land Titles and Interests in Land. 7. Deeds and Conveyances. 8. Acknowledgements; Notaries. 9. Recording and Constructive Notice. 10. Real Estate Brokers. 11. Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate. 12. Installment Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate. 13. Fraud and Misrepresentation in Real Estate Transactions. 14. Closing Real Estate Transactions: Loan Closings; Escrows 15. Title Insurance and Other Evidence of Title. 16. Insurance Relating to Real Estate. 17. Land Acquisition and Assembly. 18. Co-Ownership- Community Property. 19. Rights of Spouses and Unmarried Cohabitants. 20. Real Estate Finance- Mortgages. 21. Real Estate Finance- Commercial Mortgage and Loan Document Provisions. 22. Real Estate Finance- Sale Subject to Existing Mortgage. 23. Real Estate Finance- Purchase Money Mortgages. 24. Real Estate Finance- Junior Mortgages. 25. Real Estate Finance- Commercial Financing Devices. 26. Real Estate Finance- Miscellaneous Devices-Ground Leases-Sale and Leaseback. 27. Real Estate Finance- Foreclosure and Redemption. 28. Environmental Liabilities and Land Ownership. 29. Land Use Controls- Building Restrictions. 30. Land Use Controls- Zoning and Building Ordinances. 31. Land Use Controls- Land Development, Regulation, Subdivisions, and Dedication. 32. Land Use Controls- Wetlands, the Public Trust, Beaches, and Navigable Waters. 33. Homeowners'' Association. 34. The Declaration of Restrictions, Easements, Liens, and Covenants: The Master Deed. 35. Planned Unit Developments. 36. Condominiums. 37. Cooperatives. 38. Building Construction and Building Warranties; Mechanic''s Liens. 39. Rehab. 40. Mobile Homes. 41. Basic Landlord and Tenant Law. 42. Residential Landlord and Tenant Law. 43. Commercial Leases. 44. Discrimination in Real Estate. 45. Real Estate Taxes and Special Assesments. Index.