Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession / Edition 11

Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession / Edition 11

by Charles J. Jacobus
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Cengage Learning


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Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession / Edition 11

This condensed version of the best-selling REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES, 11e, prepares you to pass the real estate license exam for a rewarding career in real estate. Thousands of real estate professionals have built their career on the foundation this popular principles book provides unlocking the key to their success in today's dynamic real estate industry. Jacobus introduces the fundamental principles of real estate with a clear, down-to-earth writing style and engaging examples throughout. His extensive background in real estate law and real estate education will give you a unique perspective on the business equipping you to effectively apply modern real estate practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780324787504
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/25/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 502
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Real Estate. 2. Nature and Description of Real Estate. 3. Rights and Interests in Land. 4. Forms of Ownership. 5. Transferring Title. 6. Recordation, Abstracts, and Title Insurance. 7. Contract Law. 8. Real Estate Sales Contracts. 9. Mortgage and Note. 10. Deed of Trust. 11. Lending Practices. 12. The Loan and the Consumer. 13. Sources of Financing. 14. Types of Financing. 15. Taxes and Assessments. 16. Title Closing and Escrow. 17. Real Estate Leases. 18. Real Estate Appraisal. 19. Licensing Laws and Professional Affiliation. 20. The Principal-Broker Relationship: Employment. 21. The Principal-Broker Relationship: Agency. 22. Fair Housing, ADA, Equal Credit, and Community Reinvestment. 23. Condominiums, Cooperatives, PUDs, and Timeshares. 24. Land-Use Control. 25. Investing in Real Estate. Appendix A: Construction Illustrations and Terminology. Appendix B: Real Estate Math Review. Appendix C: Measurement Conversion Table. Appendix D: Answers to Chapter Questions and Problems. Index and Glossary.

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