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Bring the law of real estate ownership, transfer, and development to life for your students, as together you examine the day-to-day transactions of today’s real estate marketplace with Marianne Jennings's REAL ESTATE LAW, 11E. This practical hands-on study of the laws affecting real property continues the author’s distinctive presentation style with lively case selections and clear discussions of the rules and regulations of real estate. This book’s unique, realistic approach has received significant praise for assisting students as well as practicing real estate professionals in recognizing, preventing, and resolving legal problems. This edition keeps students actively engaged with the latest changes in the law, new cases, and surprising developments, ranging from endless foreclosures to liability issues for birds landing in one’s buildings.

Marianne M. Jennings, Arizona State University

Marianne M. Jennings, J.D., Emeritus Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies, has taught at the WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University since 1977. She was named professor of the year in the College of Business in 1981, 1987, 2000, and 2010. She served as director of the Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at ASU from 1995-1999. Ms. Jennings has written six textbooks and four monographs 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 the Accounting and Compliance Alert and the 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, published by St Martin’s Press, has been used as an audit tool and a primer by numerous organizations for creating and sustaining an ethical culture. In 2011, Ms. Jennings 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) who owned 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.
  • ETHICAL ISSUES ENCOURAGE THOUGHTFUL CONSIDERATION. Proven and class-tested ethics questions take the student beyond the simple legal issues, asking them to evaluate conduct for its fairness and honesty in fact.
  • TODAY’S MOST RECENT EXCERPTED CASES INTRODUCE THE LANGUAGE OF THE COURT. For clear presentation, case facts are summarized by the author, while opinions are presented in the language of the court. These cases pertain to many issues affecting today’s real estate market, including environmental issues, foreclosures, eminent domain, unmarried cohabitants, and home owners' associations. Many case are from 2015 with new cases in every chapter.
  • INNOVATIVE LEARNING FEATURES AND CLEAR APPROACH ENSURE UNDERSTANDING. Each chapter contains "Consider . . ." features that encourage students to refine their critical-thinking skills by applying the rule of law to a slightly different fact scenario. Additional "Practical Tip" sidebars highlight useful pointers for successfully practicing real estate law.

Real Estate Law


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.
8. Co-ownership of Real Estate.
9. The Landlord-Tenant Relationship.
10. Commercial Leases.
11. Real Estate Communities: Multiunit Interests and Owners' Associations.
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.
18. Zoning.
19. Constitutional Issues in Real Estate.
20. Environmental Regulation and Sustainability.
21. Legal Issues in Land and Economic Development.
22. Tax Aspects of Real Estate Ownership and Transfer.

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