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Real Estate & Property Law for Paralegals, Third Edition (Aspen College)

ISBN: 9780735507838
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Publication Date: 2012-05-18
Number of pages: 512
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Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals provides a solid foundation in the basics including the practicalities of daily legal work. Its broad coverage of all the key topics that paralegals need to know includes basic elements of real property, different methods used to record and describe property, transfer of title, the rights associated with real estate ownership, elements of real estate contracts, landlord/tenant law, deeds, mortgages, restrictions on land use, title insurance and title examinations, the closing process, and tax implications. Practical skills are emphasized throughout the book so that students will develop a true understanding of what it is like to practice in the real world. An easy-to-read and engaging style utilizes numerous examples and illustrations, always emphasizing the practical nature of real estate law. Each chapter opens with objectives and closes with Key Terms, Review Questions, and Practical Applications exercises. In every chapter, an "Issue at a Glance" box summarizes important legal concepts, and "Skills You Need in the Real World" sections highlight particular paralegal skills. Marginal definitions; numerous figures, tables, and forms; and case excerpts that discuss legal theory and applications round out the significant pedagogy. Additionally, Websites that can help students gather more information are strategically placed.

The revised Third Edition provides a wealth of updated forms and cases. New website references make the book current, and fine-tuned text discussions have been expanded where appropriate. A new interactive workbook is available at the website to accompany the book.

Hallmark features of Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals:

Solid foundation in the basics of real estate law, including daily legal work

Broad coverage of key topics paralegals need to know

o basic elements of real property

o different methods used to record and describe property

o methods used to transfer title

o rights associated with real estate ownership

o elements of real estate contracts

o landlord/tenant law

o deeds and mortgages

o restrictions on land use

o title insurance and title examinations

o closing process and tax implications

Practical skills emphasized throughout

Easy-to-read and engaging style

Numerous examples and illustrations

Well-developed pedagogy

o objectives that open each chapter

o "Issue at a Glance" boxes summarizing important legal concepts

o marginal definitions

o numerous figures, tables, and forms

o case excerpts discussing legal theory and practical applications

o "Skills You Need in the Real World" a highlight in each chapter

o Websites for more information

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