Real Estate Principles and Practices / Edition 6

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Written in a friendly tone and easy reading level, this book takes a less academic approach than its competitors. It is responsible for generating great interest in rural areas and states with requirements under 90 hours. Uniquely organized and following the natural sequence of events in a real estate transaction, the book's coverage is divided into three parts—basic real estate concepts, the orderly process of a sale, and other aspects of real estate. Topics include real estate and the economy; land: its characteristics and acquisition; land descriptions; estates, interest, deeds, and title; contracts and business law; agency law and representation; listing the property; marketing and selling real estate; lending institutions and loans; financing; closing statements; condominiums and cooperatives; leases; property management; investment and tax aspects of ownership; the appraisal process; land use controls; fair housing law; license law; and real estate math. For those interested in real estate principles and practices, including real estate salespersons, real estate lawyers, and other real estate/mortgage professionals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130200235
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 7/27/1999
  • Edition description: 6TH
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 377
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.91 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Arlyne Geschwender, CRB, GRI, LTG, has real estate experience from practically all aspects of the profession. From being a salesperson, to a broker-owner of a real estate firm, and later as a developer of raw land into a unique cluster housing site, she brings practical experience to the textbooks she writes. As an educator, Geschwender started the Randall School of Real Estate, now one of the largest real estate schools in Nebraska known for its reputation of quality education. She has written several courses for the Nebraska Real Estate Commission.

Significant Professional Association Membership, offices held and awards received:
Past Director of the Real Estate Educators Association (REEA)
President of the National Women's Council of REALTORS? - 1989
Director of Omaha Board of REALTORS? and President - 1986
Educator of the year for the Nebraska REALTORS? Association - 1988
Served as an instructor for the National Women's Council of REALTORS?
REALTOR? of the year Omaha Board of REALTORS?
REALTOR? distinguished service award from the Omaha Board of REALTORS?
Member of the Nebraska Women's Council of REALTORS?

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Table of Contents


1. Real Estate and the Economy.
2. Land: Its Characteristics and Acquisition.
3. Land Descriptions.
4. Estates, Interests, Deeds, and Title.


5. Contracts and Business Law.
6. Agency Law and Representation.
7. Listing the Property.
8. Marketing and Selling Real Estate.
9. Lending Institutions and Loans.
10. Financing.
11. Closing Statements.


12. Condominiums and Cooperatives.
13. Leases.
14. Property Management.
15. Investment and Tax Aspects of Ownership.
16. The Appraisal Process.
17. Land Use Controls.
18. Fair Housing Laws.
19. License Law.
20. Real Estate Math.
Practice Examination.
Answer Key.
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