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Essentials of Practical Real Estate Law, 6th Edition

Daniel F. Hinkel

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ESSENTIALS OF PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW details the transactional aspects of the law needed to assist attorneys with closing real estate purchases, sales, and mortgage loans secured by real estate. Case summaries throughout allow students to practice their analytical skills and see how concepts are applied in practice. In addition, each chapter includes practical assignments and a self-study examination, along with numerous forms and checklists that ensure students are well prepared to work as professionals in real estate. Offering up-to-date coverage of technology and the impact of the recent recession, this resource reflects the latest laws and regulations of the industry.

Daniel F. Hinkel, The National Center for Paralegal Training

Best-selling author Daniel F. Hinkel, J.D., is recognized for his legal treatises and textbooks in the area of real estate law. Mr. Hinkel is the retired legal counsel for VOYA Investment Management, LLC. At VOYA, he was the manager of a legal department that handled VOYA's real estate transactions in the United States, Canada and Chile. Mr. Hinkel served as 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 chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistants and the Approval Commission for Paralegal Legal Studies Programs. Mr. Hinkel received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Illinois. In addition to this best-selling text for paralegals, Mr. Hinkel has written several other 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.

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  • CAREFULLY DEVELOPED ASSIGNMENTS help students understand concepts and practice skills.
  • STRONG CASE PROBLEMS help prepare students for the day-to-day realities of working in the real estate profession.
  • THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE RECENT REAL ESTATE RECESSION includes the efforts being made by the federal and state governments to assist homeowners faced with foreclosure.

Essentials of Practical Real Estate Law


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.

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