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This text presents complete, well-organized coverage of Texas real estate law, with its many special features and complexities. Jacobus discusses what the law has been in the past, before moving to what it is in the present—all with a perfect balance of principles and practice. This edition reflects many major changes and additions to the law in the past three years. Residential construction statutes. Texas Uniform Condominium Act. Texas homestead laws. Texas Real Estate License Act. Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Texas' usury laws. Landlord and tenant statutes. Ownership by unincorporated associations. Law of agency. Foreclosure under contracts for deed. Involuntary conveyancing. Title insurance. Real estate settlement procedures act. Statutory bonds. Tax changes. Appropriate for anyone with an interest in Real Estate Law in Texas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324592481
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/25/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 491
  • Sales rank: 1,436,963
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to the Basic Processes of Real Estate Law 1
2 Estates in Land - Freehold Estates 13
3 Estates in Land - Statutory Estates 27
4 Legal Descriptions 57
5 How Ownership is Held 67
6 Fixtures and Easements 95
7 Real Estate Brokerage 121
8 Agency 155
9 Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate 191
10 Voluntary Conveyances 227
11 Involuntary Conveyances 247
12 Acknowledgments, Recording, and Constructive Notice 265
13 Mortgages 277
14 Interest and Finance Charge 311
15 Methods of Title Assurance 327
16 Closings 345
17 Liens 361
18 Landlord and Tenant Relationships 379
19 Condominiums and Cooperatives 443
20 Regulation of Real Estate 471
21 Real Estate Taxation 495
Appendices 519
Table of Cases 583
Index and Glossary 611
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