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Essentials of Practical Real Estate Law, 5th Edition

  • Daniel F. Hinkel The National Center for Paralegal Training
  • ISBN-10: 1111136939  |  ISBN-13: 9781111136932
  • 512 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 1998
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

ESSENTIALS OF PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, fifth edition is a concise, yet thorough examination of the most critical areas of real estate law. It employs a user-friendly approach to introducing important real property law concepts. The text details the transactional aspects of the law needed to assist attorneys with closing real estate purchases, sales, and mortgage loans secured by real estate. It includes case summaries that allow students to practice their analytical skills and see how concepts are applied in practice. Each chapter includes practical assignments and a self-study examination to help students reinforce their understanding of the material contained in the chapter. The numerous forms and checklists also facilitate understanding of each concept and ensure the student is well prepared to work as a professional in real estate. The legal theory, tips, checklists, relevant forms, case summaries, and assignments assist the student in understanding how to successfully work in a real-world environment.

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Features and Benefits

  • Extensive inclusion and explanation of forms and documents central to the world of real estate.
  • Details the transactional aspects of the law needed to assist attorneys with closing real estate purchases, sales, and mortgage loans secured by real estate.
  • Includes legal theory, tips, checklists, several relevant forms, and case summaries to assist the student in understanding how legal principles work in a real-world environment.
  • Strong coverage of ethics in each chapter.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Law of Real Property.
2. Concurrent Ownership.
3. Surveys and Land Descriptions
4. Encumbrances, Easements, and Licenses
5. Contracts
6. Deeds
7. Legal Aspects of Real Estate Finance
8. Title Examinations
9. Title Insurance
10. Real Estate Closings
11. Real Estate Closing Forms and Examples
12. Condominiums and Cooperatives
13. Leases.
Appendix: Answers to Self-Study Examinations.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • Covers the new RESPA – the rules are discussed including instructions on how to complete the new HUD-1 form.
  • Discusses the recent real estate recession including the efforts being made by the federal and state governments to assist homeowners faced with foreclosure.
  • Comprehensive coverage of technology and how it affects real estate practice and law, including new coverage on the use and etiquette of email correspondence.
  • "Helpful Websites" has been added to each chapter providing the instructor and students with Internet links to additional information.
  • New profiles of working paralegals provide practical tips on working in the real estate field.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"The author's writing style fits well with the pace of my course. He clearly understands and presents the practical aspects of real estate law practice and the paralegal's perspective. I appreciate the level of detail and the numerous examples, forms, etc. he provides."

— Sharron Dillon, Branford Hall Career Institute

"This book is very readable, and many times makes a difficult subject matter understandable. It also provides the student with real-world views and perspectives which are provided by the profiles, the ethics sections, and the checklists. The checklists are so thorough that I would suggest students keep those handy for when they are out in the real world and doing actual work!"

— Anne Dils, Bryant and Stratton, Henrietta, NY

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Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111136955 | ISBN-13: 9781111136956)

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Instructor's Resource Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111136947 | ISBN-13: 9781111136949)

The Instructor Resources CD-ROM includes Instructor's Manual, Computerized Test bank in Exam View, and customizable PowerPoint™ presentations.

Practical Real Estate Law  (ISBN-10: 1439057206 | ISBN-13: 9781439057209)

PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 6E, is an excellent text for educating and training future paralegals about the intricacies of real estate law and transactions. This user-friendly text covers the central areas involved in transactional real estate in detail. These areas include real estate contracts, real estate brokerage relationships, real estate finance, as it specifically relates to residential and commercial processes, surveys, title insurance and federal taxation and how it applies to the ownership and investment in real estate. The text also discusses the many new laws that have been passed to assist homeowners facing foreclosure. Case summaries successfully illustrate how the legal principles operate in the real world and will give your students practice in reading and analyzing case material. While many theories of residential and commercial real estate transactions are the same, your students will benefit greatly from the residential-specific and commercial-specific discussions, forms, and checklists that explain the vast differences.

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Practical Real Estate Law  (ISBN-10: 1439057206 | ISBN-13: 9781439057209)

PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 6E, is an excellent text for educating and training future paralegals about the intricacies of real estate law and transactions. This user-friendly text covers the central areas involved in transactional real estate in detail. These areas include real estate contracts, real estate brokerage relationships, real estate finance as it specifically relates to residential and commercial processes, surveys, title insurance and federal taxation and how it applies to the ownership and investment in real estate. The text also discusses the many new laws that have been passed to assist homeowners facing foreclosure. Case summaries successfully illustrate how the legal principles operate in the real world and will give you practice in reading and analyzing case material. While many theories of residential and commercial real estate transactions are the same, students and practicing paralegals will benefit greatly from the residential-specifc and commercial-specific discussions, forms, and checklists that explain the vast differences.

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Paralegal CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111644829 | ISBN-13: 9781111644826)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Daniel F. Hinkel

Best-selling author Daniel F. Hinkel, JD, is Vice President and legal counsel for ING Investment Management, LLC. Mr. Hinkel was a real estate instructor for more than twenty years with the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a former member of the Task Force for Paralegal Regulation for the State Bar of Georgia and former chief of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistants and the Approval Commission for Paralegal Legal Studies Programs. Mr. Hinkel received his Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from the University of Illinois. In addition to this best-selling real estate law text for paralegals, Mr. Hinkel has written several books covering real estate law and procedure as well as real estate sales contracts, title examinations and closings, eminent domain, and construction mechanics for Georgia.