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Practical Real Estate Law, 7th Edition

  • Daniel F. Hinkel
  • ISBN-10: 1285448634
  • ISBN-13: 9781285448633
  • 768 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Introduce future paralegals to the intricacies of real estate law and transactions using PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 7th edition. This comprehensive resource provides students with clear explanations to help them understand the complexities of real estate law. The book's case-based approach explains legal principles using practical applications and the most current examples. Updates throughout this edition clarify the latest rulings and industry regulations, while case summaries illustrate how legal principles operate in today's world. New case problems and assignments offer practice in reading and analyzing case material. Students gain a solid understanding of transactional real estate--from real estate contracts and brokerage relationships to surveys, title insurance, taxation and real estate finance as they relate to both residential and commercial processes. Meaningful discussions, checklists and well-illustrated forms guide students through all areas of modern real estate practice with an emphasis on ethical concerns.

Features

  • COVERAGE OF THE RECENT REAL ESTATE RECESSION addresses the latest efforts of the federal and state governments to assist homeowners facing foreclosure.

  • CHECKLISTS EXPLAIN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS STEP-BY-STEP, helping future professionals better understand the chapter material and providing an invaluable on-the-job reference for professionals.

  • DETAILED RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CONTENT AND FORMS with thorough explanations and memorable examples prepare students to complete necessary documentation with confidence.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE CASE SUMMARIES introduce students to the skills necessary to effectively read and analyze a case.

  • "ETHICS" FEATURE IN EACH CHAPTER places readers in the midst of hypothetical yet realistic situations that clearly presents common ethical problems future paralegals may encounter in today's real estate law practice.

Reviews

"This textbook has been very well organized and does emphasize the importance of foundational content of real estate law. The practical content is measured by the homework and application assignments at chapter end."
— Annie Laurie Meyers, Northampton Community College

About the Author

Daniel F. Hinkel

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.

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.

New to this edition

  • NEW CASE PROBLEMS AND PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS added to key chapters provide memorable, focused hands-on practice that puts actual real estate concepts into action.
  • REVISED CHAPTER ON TITLE INSURANCE discusses the current ALTA® policy forms in depth to better prepare students to use these policy forms that have standardized current title insurance coverage.
  • NEW COVERAGE OF "VIRTUAL CLOSINGS" AND "SHORT SALES" familiarizes readers with both the latest technological tools in today's real estate as well as the increasingly common Short Sale alternative to foreclosure that comprises a significant percentage of today's home sales.
  • UPDATED SUBSTANTIVE LAW FORMS NOW REFLECT THE LATEST LAWS, DUTIES AND REGULATIONS in real estate practice today for student clarification.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Practical Real Estate Law, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337413925 | ISBN-13: 9781337413923)

Introduce future paralegals to the intricacies of real estate law and transactions using PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 7th edition. This comprehensive resource provides students with clear explanations to help them understand the complexities of real estate law. The book's case-based approach explains legal principles using practical applications and the most current examples. Updates throughout this edition clarify the latest rulings and industry regulations, while case summaries illustrate how legal principles operate in today's world. New case problems and assignments offer practice in reading and analyzing case material. Students gain a solid understanding of transactional real estate--from real estate contracts and brokerage relationships to surveys, title insurance, taxation and real estate finance as they relate to both residential and commercial processes. Meaningful discussions, checklists and well-illustrated forms guide students through all areas of modern real estate practice with an emphasis on ethical concerns.

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Essentials of Practical Real Estate Law  (ISBN-10: 1111136939 | ISBN-13: 9781111136932)

ESSENTIALS OF PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, fifth edition is a concise, yet thorough examination of the most critical areas of real estate law. It employs a user-friendly approach to introducing important real property law concepts. The text details the transactional aspects of the law needed to assist attorneys with closing real estate purchases, sales, and mortgage loans secured by real estate. It includes case summaries that allow students to practice their analytical skills and see how concepts are applied in practice. Each chapter includes practical assignments and a self-study examination to help students reinforce their understanding of the material contained in the chapter. The numerous forms and checklists also facilitate understanding of each concept and ensure the student is well prepared to work as a professional in real estate. The legal theory, tips, checklists, relevant forms, case summaries, and assignments assist the student in understanding how to successfully work in a real-world environment.

Student Supplements

Practical Real Estate Law, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 1337413925 | ISBN-13: 9781337413923)

Gain a solid understanding of the role of today's real estate paralegal and the intricacies of real estate law and transactions using PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 7th edition. This comprehensive resource provides students with clear explanations to help you understand the complexities of real estate law. The book's case-based approach explains legal principles using practical applications and the most current examples. Updates throughout this edition clarify the latest rulings and industry regulations, while case summaries illustrate how legal principles operate in today's world. New case problems and assignments offer practice in reading and analyzing case material. Meaningful discussions, checklists and well-illustrated forms guide students through all areas of modern real estate practice with an emphasis on important ethical concerns. Students develop a solid understanding of transactional real estate--from real estate contracts and brokerage relationships to surveys, title insurance, taxation and real estate finance as they relate to both residential and commercial processes.

MindTap Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Hinkel's Practical Real Estate Law  (ISBN-10: 1285861469 | ISBN-13: 9781285861463)

MindTap Paralegal for Hinkel's Practical Real Estate Law, 7th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

MindTap Paralegal, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card for Hinkel's Practical Real Estate Law  (ISBN-10: 1285861450 | ISBN-13: 9781285861456)

MindTap Paralegal for Hinkel's Practical Real Estate Law, 7th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

Essentials of Practical Real Estate Law  (ISBN-10: 1111136939 | ISBN-13: 9781111136932)

ESSENTIALS OF PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 5th edition is a concise, yet thorough examination of the most critical areas of real estate law. It employs a user-friendly approach to introducing important real property law concepts. The text details the transactional aspects of the law needed to assist attorneys with closing real estate purchases, sales, and mortgage loans secured by real estate. It includes case summaries that allow you to practice analytical skills and see how concepts are applied in practice. Each chapter includes practical assignments and a self-study examination to help reinforce your understanding of the material contained in the chapter. The numerous forms and checklists also facilitate understanding of each concept and ensure that you are well prepared to work as a professional in real estate. The legal theory, tips, checklists, relevant forms, case summaries, and assignments assist you in understanding how to successfully work in a real-world environment.