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Practical Real Estate Law, 6th Edition

  • includes Studyware
  • Daniel F. Hinkel The National Center for Paralegal Training
  • ISBN-10: 1439057206  |  ISBN-13: 9781439057209
  • 672 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2004, 2000
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $151.50
  • Newer Edition Available

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About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • Checklists explain real estate transactions step-by-step, helping students better understand the material and acting as an on-the-job reference for professionals.
  • Contains detailed residential and commercial real estate content and forms.
  • Includes illustrative case summaries that introduce students to reading and analyzing a case.
  • An "Ethics" feature in each chapter takes the student into a hypothetical situation that clearly represents an ethical problem in a real estate law practice.
  • Review questions, case problems, and practical assignments at the end of the chapters provide students with more exercises and opportunities to put modern real-estate concepts into practice.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Law of Real Property.
2. Concurrent Ownership.
3. Surveys and Land Descriptions.
4. Public Regulation and Encumbrances.
5. Easements and Licenses.
6. Contracts.
7. Preparation and Review of a Real Estate Contract.
8. Deeds.
9. Financing Sources in Real Estate Transactions.
10. Legal Aspects of Real Estate Finance.
11. Mortgage Forms and Provisions.
12. Title Examinations.
13. Title Insurance.
14. Real Estate Closings.
15. Government Regulation of Real Estate Closings.
16. Real Estate Closing Forms and Examples.
17. Condominiums and Cooperatives.
18. Leases.
Glossary.

What's New

  • Student StudyWare CD provides additional quizzing, case studies, and key terms flashcards to help students master the important concepts in the course.
  • Contains a discussion of the new RESPA, HOEPA and Truth-in-Lending rules, including instructions on how to complete the new HUD-1 form.
  • Material on the recent real estate recession, including the efforts being made by the federal and state governments to assist homeowners faced with foreclosure.
  • New content on the use and etiquette of email correspondence.
  • "Helpful Websites" in each chapter provide instructors and students with Internet links to additional information.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1439056927 | ISBN-13: 9781439056929)

Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning Textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns everyone in your classroom or training center into a front-row learner. Each WebTUTOR™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats including, matching exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices. Whether you want to Web-enhance your class, or offer an entire course online, WebTUTOR™ allows you to focus on what you do best, Teaching.

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Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1439057184 | ISBN-13: 9781439057186)

Serves as an instructional resource and provides introduction and chapter outline for each chapter, teaching ideas, answers to reviews questions and case problems, and test banks and answer key.

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1439057192 | ISBN-13: 9781439057193)

The Instructor Resources CD-Rom includes: Instructor's Manual, Computerized Testbank in Examview, and Customizable PowerPoint™ Presentations.

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133999611 | ISBN-13: 9781133999614)

MindTap Practical Real Estate Law is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform of authoritative content, assignments, and services that engages your students with interactivity while also offering you choice in the configuration of coursework and enhancement of the curriculum via complimentary web-apps known as MindApps.

List Price = $114.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.00

MindTap® Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Selections from Hinkel's Practical Real Estate Law  (ISBN-10: 113399962X | ISBN-13: 9781133999621)

MindTap Practical Real Estate Law is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform of authoritative content, assignments, and services that engages your students with interactivity while also offering you choice in the configuration of coursework and enhancement of the curriculum via complimentary web-apps known as MindApps.

List Price = $114.00  | CengageBrain Price = $114.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.00

Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

Lessons from the Top Paralegal Experts  (ISBN-10: 1401889212 | ISBN-13: 9781401889210)

Lessons from the Top Paralegal Experts is a unique and much needed reference as there is nothing else like it for paralegal students and professionals on the market. It not only covers success stories about paralegal professionals but also shares their insights on how they do their work. The primary goal of the book is to help students learn hands-on techniques directly from paralegal leaders in the field. These top paralegal experts share the secrets that have helped them become the best of the best in their profession. The top fifteen paralegal experts helped to expand the paralegal profession and improve the efficiency of performing paralegal duties including creativity, leadership, expertise in their specialty, technical skills, knowledge, mentoring, and organization. The paralegal experts practice in various specialties and the premise of this book is that students and professionals can learn most effectively from the experiences of others. There is a definite need to provide paralegal students with further instructions to help them become more productive and efficient.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals  (ISBN-10: 1418040088 | ISBN-13: 9781418040086)

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals is a job search guidebook for paralegal students and professionals. This practical workbook outlines placement skills and strategies for helping job seekers find a position in the fast growing paralegal profession. The book offers effective tools and strategies to help paralegals prepare a professional resume and cover letter, find job opportunities in the private and public sector, win over prospective employers in the job interview, and evaluate job offers, including salary, bonus structure, and benefits packages. The guide includes a detailed resume worksheet that will direct job seekers in preparing and customizing a resume for a successful job search. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters contain critical commentary to help applicants prepare outstanding materials. This unique guidebook also prepares job hunters for the job interview by offering practical advice including how to prepare, what to bring, and what to wear. Specific interview questions, including the dreaded "zinger" questions are set forth with winning answers provided. This essential resource will help paralegals in all stages of their careers. The sample resumes, cover letters, and job strategies will be invaluable to both students entering the profession as well as paralegals currently working in the legal field.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.50

Student Supplements

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1439056927 | ISBN-13: 9781439056929)

Designed to accompany specific Delmar Cengage Learning Textbooks, WebTUTOR™ is an eLearning software solution that turns everyone in your classroom or training center into a front-row learner. Each WebTUTOR™ may include chapter learning objectives, online course preparation, study sheets, glossary flashcards, discussion topics, web links and an online forum to exchange notes and questions. In addition, online chapter quizzes are provided in various formats including, matching exercises, true-false questions, short-answer, and multiple-choice questions with immediate feedback for correct and incorrect answers. Multiple-choice questions also include rationales for right and wrong choices.

List Price = $44.00  | CengageBrain Price = $44.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.00

LMS Integrated for MindTap® Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133999611 | ISBN-13: 9781133999614)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ Paralegal resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

List Price = $114.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.00

MindTap® Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Selections from Hinkel's Practical Real Estate Law  (ISBN-10: 113399962X | ISBN-13: 9781133999621)

MindTap from Cengage Learning represents a new approach to a highly personalized, online learning platform. A fully online learning solution, MindTap combines all of a student's learning tools - readings, multimedia, activities and assessments into a singular Learning Path that guides the student through the curriculum. Instructors personalize the experience by customizing the presentation of these learning tools to their students; even seamlessly introducing their own content into the Learning Path via "apps" that integrate into the MindTap platform. Additionally, MindTap provides interoperability with major Learning Management Systems (LMS) via support for open industry standards and fosters partnerships with 3rd party educational application providers to provide a highly collaborative, engaging and personalized learning experience. Learn more at www.cengage.com/mindtap. MINDTAP PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW provides students with an in-depth examination of the diverse area of Real Estate law in addition to: Understand what it means to "own" real property and the laws governing the private ownership of land to protect both the landowner and the public. Differentiate the types of ownership of real property and learn the process of transferring or acquiring real property. Understand the different types of restrictions placed on land use. Discuss the laws regarding the financing of the purchase of land. Describe the protections in place to ensure free and clear ownership of land, and special rules that apply in landlord-tenant relationships. Draft documents used during real estate transactions.

List Price = $114.00  | CengageBrain Price = $114.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $114.00

Oran's Dictionary of the Law  (ISBN-10: 1418080918 | ISBN-13: 9781418080914)

Oran's Dictionary of the Law, Fourth Edition, is the easiest to use introduction to legal terminology and concepts on the market. It contains clear definitions of the words that most paralegals, paralegal students, and persons in related fields need to know. The book gives the reader the core of each legal idea and helps them understand the American legal system as well as how to approach research tasks. The book precisely explains contracts, laws, court decisions, and lawyers. This new fourth edition includes a CD-ROM that contains all terms and definitions in the book and over a thousand new and revised definitions. It also includes an updated section on computerized legal research and overhauled sections on bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation support, national security and other rapidly changing subject areas. Oran's Dictionary of the Law will leave the reader equipped with a precise, technical, legal vocabulary.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

Lessons from the Top Paralegal Experts  (ISBN-10: 1401889212 | ISBN-13: 9781401889210)

LESSONS from the Top Paralegal Experts is a unique and much needed reference as there is nothing else like it for paralegal students and professionals on the market. It not only covers success stories about paralegal professionals but also shares their insights on how they do their work. The primary goal of the book is to help students learn hands-on techniques directly from paralegal leaders in the field. These top paralegal experts share the secrets that have helped them become the best of the best in their profession. The top fifteen paralegal experts helped to expand the paralegal profession and improve the efficiency of performing paralegal duties including creativity, leadership, expertise in their specialty, technical skills, knowledge, mentoring, and organization. The paralegal experts practice in various specialties and the premise of this book is that students and professionals can learn most effectively from the experiences of others. There is a definite need to provide paralegal students with further instructions to help them become more productive and efficient.

List Price = $56.95  | CengageBrain Price = $56.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $42.75

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals  (ISBN-10: 1418040088 | ISBN-13: 9781418040086)

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals is a job search guidebook for paralegal students and professionals. This practical workbook outlines placement skills and strategies for helping job seekers find a position in the fast growing paralegal profession. The book offers effective tools and strategies to help paralegals prepare a professional resume and cover letter, find job opportunities in the private and public sector, win over prospective employers in the job interview, and evaluate job offers, including salary, bonus structure, and benefits packages. The guide includes a detailed resume worksheet that will direct job seekers in preparing and customizing a resume for a successful job search. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters contain critical commentary to help applicants prepare outstanding materials. This unique guidebook also prepares job hunters for the job interview by offering practical advice including how to prepare, what to bring, and what to wear. Specific interview questions, including the dreaded "zinger" questions are set forth with winning answers provided. This essential resource will help paralegals in all stages of their careers. The sample resumes, cover letters, and job strategies will be invaluable to both students entering the profession as well as paralegals currently working in the legal field.

List Price = $74.95  | CengageBrain Price = $74.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.50

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.