Real Estate Law / Edition 8

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Overview

Clear and concise, REAL ESTATE LAW, 8th Edition combines practical legal examples with theory and case law to illustrate the concepts for readers. Rather than a state-specific format, the text covers real estate law generally, with discussions, short case summaries, longer teaching cases, exhibits, and practical applications that help readers spot the issues and apply legal principles to realistic situations. Chapters build on each other to give a comprehensive picture of real estate law, while integrating important ethical and public policy issues.

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"Well written, clear, well organized, supported by appropriate case law."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840053596
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 429,759
  • Product dimensions: 3.27 (w) x 3.94 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert J. Aalberts is the Lied Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he has received numerous teaching and research awards. Professor Aalberts serves on the Board of Directors for the Vestin Group, MVP Realty Advisors, a Real Estate Investment Trust. His research interests include real estate law and employment law, and he has published more than 110 articles in legal and business periodicals, including The American Business Law Journal; Ohio State Law Journal; New Mexico Law Review; Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation; Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics; Pepperdine Law Review; San Diego Law Review; Nevada Law Journal; Journal of Law & Commerce; Louisiana Law Review; Journal of Legal Studies Education; Real Estate Law Journal; Real Property, Probate, & Trust Journal; Journal of Real Estate Research; Journal of Real Estate Literature; Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education; Oil, Gas, and Energy Quarterly; Appraisal Journal; Journal of Business Ethics; and many others. Professor Aalberts is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Real Estate Law Journal, where he has served since 1992, and an active member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the American Real Estate Society. Prior to his academic career, he was an attorney for the Gulf Oil Company specializing in property issues related to oil and gas exploration. Professor Aalberts received his J.D. from Loyola University, his M.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his B.A. from Bemidji (Minnesota) State University.

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND THE NATURE OF REAL PROPERTY. 1, Introduction to the Legal System. 2. The Nature of Property. 3. The Scope of Real Property. 4. Rights in Land of Others. PART II: THE REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION. 5. Types of Ownership. 6. The Search for Real Estate. 7. The Real Estate Contract. 8. Title and Insurance. 9. Financing the Real Estate Purchase. 10. Closings and Taxation: Other Methods of Acquisition. 11. Landlord and Tenant. PART III: LAND USE AND REGULATION. 12. Rights and Duties of Landowners and Occupants. 13. Legal Planning and Regulation of Land Use. 14. Environmental Law and Regulation.

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