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The Essentials of Real Estate Law,
3rd Edition

Lynn T. Slossberg

ISBN-13: 9781133693574 | ISBN-10: 1133693571

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 720 pages

List Price USD $149.95

Overview

Offering consistent coverage of both substantive and procedural law, this fully revised edition of Slossberg's hands-on book features new cases, new case files, updated forms, and new material related to the recent real estate recession. Slossberg includes hypothetical and sample cases exploring a variety of scenarios that will help students understand real estate law and practice paralegal skills. Numerous checklists and worksheets used in today's law offices are included to help the reader prepare for a paralegal career.

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Meet the Authors

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Lynn T. Slossberg, J.D., is a licensed attorney in the state of Florida and in Washington D.C., as well as a Florida-licensed real estate broker.

  • New material has been added on the causes of the recent real estate recession and the resulting federal legislative reforms, as well as the related increase in deed fraud and mortgage fraud.
  • New forms, new cases, and new client files in the "Virtual Law Office" enhance the hands-on nature of the text.
  • Expanded and thoroughly up-to-date material has been added on the impact of foreclosures on common interest communities, the leasing of property, short sale transactions from contract through closing, and alternatives to foreclosure.
  • The law pertaining to real estate transactions has been updated.
  • Unique topics include commercial closings, construction loan closings, eviction procedures, mortgage foreclosures, and real estate litigation.
  • In-text learning aids, including chapter objectives, chapter summaries, ethical questions, review questions, discussion questions, case law, and case questions, help learners master key concepts.
  • "Virtual Law Office" (available in CourseMate) simulates working in a law office environment on client files under the "supervision" of an attorney and with the guidance of a senior paralegal mentor.
  • Hypothetical client scenarios show a paralegal working on client matters that apply the substantive law covered in the chapter, thus giving students a practical understanding of how a paralegal should proceed with a client.
  • A stand-alone chapter on Ethics prepares readers for the types of dilemmas they are likely to encounter on the job.

Table of Contents

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PART 1: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF REAL ESTATE LAW.
1. Ethics and Real Property Practice.
2. Basic Principles of Real Estate Law.
3. Categories of Real Estate.
4. Ownership Restrictions.
5. Legal Descriptions of Property.
6. Real Estate Brokers.
7. The Basic Real Estate Contract.
8. Deeds.
9. Liens on Property.
10. Financing.
11. Title Examination and Title Insurance.
PART 2: THE CLOSING: RESIDENTIALAND COMMERCIAL CLOSINGS.
12. An Introduction to the Closing.
13. Residential Real Estate Closings.
14. Commercial Real Estate Closings.
PART 3: LANDLORD/TENANT LAW.
15. Residential Leases.
16. Commercial Leases.
17. Eviction Procedures.
PART 4: REAL ESTATE LITIGATION.
18. Overview of Real Estate Litigation.
19. Mortgage Foreclosures.
Glossary.
Index.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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ISBN13:9781133787808
ISBN10:1133787800
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