Real Estate Principles and Practices / Edition 8

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REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES is organized around the natural flow and sequence of events in a real estate transaction. Written in a friendly tone and accessible reading style for new real estate professionals, the author takes a more realistic and practical approach making it the "text of choice." Uniquely organized into three parts, this book first allows you to gain a solid foundation in basic real estate principles to more easily understand the various aspects of real estate practice. The workbook delivers additional reinforcement exercises and practice exam questions for self-paced learning. You will also appreciate using the audio CDs to review key terms and essential concepts for each chapter on the go.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324784558
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/5/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 4.00 (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

PART ONE: BASIC CONCEPTS OF REAL ESTATE. 1. Real Estate and the Economy. 2. Land: Its Characteristics and Acquisition. 3. Land Descriptions. 4. Land Use Controls. 5. Estates, Interests, Deeds, and Title. PART TWO: THE ORDERLY PROCESS OF A SALE. 6. Contracts and Business Law. 7. Agency Law and Representation. 8. Listing the Property. 9. Marketing and Selling Real Estate. 10. Lending Institutions and Loans. 11. Financing. 12. Closing Statements. PART THREE: OTHER ASPECTS OF REAL ESTATE. 13. Condominiums and Cooperatives. 14. Leases. 15. Property Management. 16. Investment and Tax Aspects of Ownership. 17. The Appraisal Process. 18. Environmental Issues and Real Estate. 19. Fair Housing Law. 20. License Law. 21. Real Estate Math. Practice Examination. Answer Key.

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