As the most trusted and well-informed legal resource on Texas real estate law, Charles J. Jacobus delivers clear and thorough coverage of the many aspects and complexities of real estate law today in Texas. The 11th edition is a complete and well-organized study covering what the law has been in the past before moving to what it is at the present—all with a perfect balance of principles and practice. This new edition also reflects changes from the most recent Texas Legislative session.
Charles J. Jacobus received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston in 1970 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1973. He is board certified by the State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both residential and commercial real estate law. He is a member of the American College of Lawyers and the Houston Real Estate Lawyer's Council, and has served as president of the Real Estate Educators' Association, chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Houston Bar Association, and chairman of the American Bar Association Committee on Real Estate Brokers and Brokerage. He has served on the Board of Editors for the American Bar Association Committee on Books and Publications, was Mayor of his hometown, Bellaire, Texas, and currently serves on the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Council of the State Bar of Texas, and is chairman of the State Bar of Texas Committee on Title Insurance.
1. Introduction to the Basic Process of Real Estate Law. 2. Estates in Land-Freehold Estates. 3. Estimates in Land-Statutory Estates. 4. Legal Descriptions. 5. How Ownership is Held. 6. Fixtures and Easements. 7. Real Estate Brokerage. 8. Agency. 9. Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate. 10. Voluntary Conveyances. 11. Involuntary Conveyances. 12. Recording, Constructive Notice, and Acknowledgments. 13. Mortgages. 14. Interest and Finance Charge. 15. Method of Title Assurance. 16. Closings. 17. Liens. 18. Landlord and Tenant Relationships. 19. Condominiums and Cooperatives. 20. Regulation of Real Estate. 21. Real Estate Taxation.