Texas Common Legal Issues in Real Estate

Charles J. Jacobus
Publication Date: 2016/06/23
Edition: 1
ISBN 10: 1-62980-172-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-62980-172-8
© 2016

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Book Description

Texas Common Legal Issues in Real Estate covers 4 hours of CE credits for the 2016–2017 license renewal period. Revered industry veteran Charles J. Jacobus provides an extended discussion on legal topics. Updated to reflect 2015 legislative changes in Texas, this text includes discussion of everyday legal issues affecting brokers, such as contracts for sale, homestead laws, and deceptive trade practices. Students appreciate the engaging writing style that brings the material to life, making it relevant and keeping it current.


Table of Contents

1. Sponsoring Broker’s Executive Summary of the New TREC Regulations
2. Homestead Issues
3. Fair Housing
4. Water Rights
5. Mortgage Fraud—Still an Issue!
6. Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
7. Negligent Misrepresentation
8. Real Estate Trust Account
9. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
10. New Forms

Charles J. Jacobus

Charles J. Jacobus holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston Law Center. He is board certified by the State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both residential and commercial real estate law. He is a fellow of the American College of Lawyers and a member of the Houston Real Estate Lawyer's Council, has served as president of the Real Estate Educators' Association, chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Houston Bar Association, and chairman of the American Bar Association Committee on Real Estate Brokers and Brokerage. He has served on the Board of Editors for the American Bar Association Committee on Books and Publications, and was Mayor of his hometown, Bellaire, Texas. He has also served on the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Council of the State Bar of Texas, and as chairman of the State Bar of Texas Committee on Title Insurance. He is currently on the Texas Real Estate Commission’s Broker/Lawyer Committee.

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