Higher Education

Real Estate Law, 10th Edition

  • Marianne M. Jennings Arizona State University
  • ISBN-10: 1133586554  |  ISBN-13: 9781133586555
  • 752 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $261.75
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About

Overview

A practical and hands-on study of the laws affecting real property, Marianne Jennings's REAL ESTATE LAW continues to bring to life the law of real estate ownership, transfer, and development while examining the day-to-day transactions of the real estate marketplace. Continuing her tradition of lively case selection and clear discussion of the rules and regulations of real estate, this text has been praised for its practical approach in assisting students as well as real estate professionals to recognize, prevent, and solve legal problems in this exciting field.

Features and Benefits

  • Organizational Update and Expanded Topics: The chapters on contracts and transfers have been changed in their order to allow you to understand contracts before we learn about how transfers take place. The chapter on mortgages has been rewritten to reflect the dramatic shift in regulation in this area. The chapter on land development has, once again, been reorganized and revamped to reflect new issues and the downturn in real estate development.
  • Cases: In addition to new cases, all have been edited for better student understanding, while revised questions challenge the students' critical thinking skills. In addition, new cases have been added to the "Consider" feature as well as new chapter problems in every chapter.
  • Ethical Issues: These questions take the student beyond just the legal issues and ask them to evaluate conduct for its fairness and honesty in fact.
  • Case Selection and Updates: This edition contains cases pertaining to many issues affecting the real estate market, including environmental issues, foreclosures, eminent domain, unmarried cohabitants, and home owners' associations.
  • Excerpted Cases: Case facts are summarized by the author, and the opinions are presented in the language of the court.
  • Innovative Pedagogy: Each chapter contains "Consider . . ." features that encourage development of students' critical-thinking skills by applying the rule of law to a slightly different fact scenario. Additional "Practical Tip" sidebars relate useful pointers for all those practicing real estate law.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE NATURE OF REAL ESTATE AND REAL ESTATE INTERESTS.
1. Introduction and Sources of Real Estate Law.
2. Land Interests: Present and Future.
3. Extent of Real Estate Interests.
4. Nonpossessory Interests in Real Estate.
5. Fixtures.
6. Liens.
7. Describing Land Interests.
PART II: REAL ESTATE OWNERSHIP.
8. Co-ownership of Real Estate.
9. The Landlord-Tenant Relationship.
10. Commercial Leases.
11. Real Estate Communities: Multiunit Interests and Owners' Associations.
PART III: TRANSFERRING TITLE TO REAL ESTATE.
12. The Broker's Role in the Transfer of Real Estate.
13. The Purchase Contract.
14. Methods of Transfer and Conveyance in Real Estate.
15. Financing in the Transfer of Real Estate.
16. Closing the Deal.
17. Transferring Real Estate after Death: Wills, Estates, and Probate.
PART IV: REAL ESTATE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
18. Zoning.
19. Constitutional Issues in Real Estate.
20. Environmental Law.

What's New

  • New cyber law chapter with discussion of Facebook and Twitter issues, especially with employers.
  • Chapter 33 Consumer Protection--includes coverage of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
  • Real property includes coverage of underwater mortgages and foreclosure issues.
  • Included discussion of federal Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act in response to subprime crisis.
  • Updated section on Why We Study Real Estate to respond to the subprime collapse.
  • New discussion of airspace following Causby case.
  • Updated water rights issues.
  • New discussion of right of unmarried cohabitants.
  • New cases on types of leases and notice of termination.
  • New cases on rent control.
  • New discussion of sex offenders living next door.
  • Updated information on sick building syndrome.
  • New discussion on rights of condo owners.
  • New discussion of contracts formed through emails.
  • Discussion of MERS and problems with titles and foreclosure from this electronic recording system.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285183983 | ISBN-13: 9781285183985)

Instructors can create tests, streamline course preparation, and get the most from the text by using this manual. Prepare for class more quickly and effectively with such resources as outlines of each chapter, briefs of all cases, answers to all the Consider problems and questions, additional case cites in each chapter, and in-class exercises that can be sued for group work or assigned for presentation. The Test Bank with answers saves time creating tests by providing true/false and multiple-choice questions for each chapter.

PowerPoint®  (ISBN-10: 1285184629 | ISBN-13: 9781285184623)

Instructors will find that preparing for lectures becomes even more streamlined with the addition of these Powerpoint slides. Available for download only on the Instructor Companion web site.

Business Law Digital Video Library 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285060709 | ISBN-13: 9781285060705)

Over 90 videos – including some new videos -- bring business law to life online for students.

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your Business Law or Legal Environment course with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. You can assign all or part of this guide to supplement your Cengage textbook to illustrate how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. The guide provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Student Supplements

Business Law Digital Video Library 1-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1285060709 | ISBN-13: 9781285060705)

Over 90 videos – including some new videos -- bring business law to life online for students.

List Price = $38.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.00

Student Guide to Sustainabillity, Law, and Ethics  (ISBN-10: 1285752120 | ISBN-13: 9781285752129)

Enhance your knowledge of business law or the legal environment with this short student guide on how law and ethics play a part in moving business and society toward (or away from) sustainability. The guide illustrates how our laws occasionally boost, but more often impose barriers to, long-term sustainable planning at both the corporate and national level. It provides supplemental materials for Constitutional law, corporate and securities law, torts and contracts, real estate law, and international law and a brief but thorough introductory chapter on sustainability, law, and ethics.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Marianne M. Jennings

Marianne M. Jennings, Emeritus Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies, has taught at the WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University since 1977. She has six textbooks and four monographs in circulation in the areas of business ethics, ethical culture, and legal environment. She was director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics from 1995 to 1999. Ms. Jennings has worked with government agencies, professional organizations, colleges and universities, and Fortune 100 companies on ethics training and culture. She is a contributing editor of Corporate Finance Review and Real Estate Law Journal. Two of her books have been named Library Journal’s book of the year. Her books have been translated into three languages. Her book, THE SEVEN SIGNS OF ETHICAL COLLAPSE, was published by St Martin’s Press and has been used as both an audit tool and a primer by numerous organizations for creating and sustaining an ethical culture. In 2011, she was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders by Trust Across America and in 2012, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in business ethics by Ethisphere magazine. Ms. Jennings served on the board of directors for Arizona Public Service (now Pinnacle West), the owner of the Palo Verde Nuclear Station, from 1987 through 2000. She has served on INPO’s advisory council since 2005. In 2015, she was named an affiliated scholar with the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University. She conducts ethics training and ethical culture assessments for businesses, including Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations.