Real Estate: An Introduction to the Profession, 12th Edition

Charles J. Jacobus
Publication Date: 2018/05/01
Edition: 12
ISBN 10: 1-62980-217-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-62980-217-6
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Book Description

Thousands of professionals like you have built their career on the foundation this popular principles book provides you – unlocking the key to your success in real estate. In this book you will learn about real estate brokerage, financing, contracts, closing, investment, fair housing, licensing, and rights and interests.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Real Estate 1
2 Nature and Description of Real Estate 12
3 Rights and Interests in Land 35
4 Forms of Ownership 54
5 Transferring Title 64
6 Recordation, Abstracts, and Title Insurance 83
7 Contract Law 101
8 Real Estate Sales Contracts 117
9 Mortgage and Note 142
10 Deed of Trust 166
11 Lending Practices 177
12 The Loan and the Consumer 199
13 Sources of Financing 225
14 Types of Financing 245
15 Taxes and Assessments 264
16 Title Closing and Escrow 279
17 Real Estate Leases 305
18 Real Estate Appraisal 316
19 Licensing Laws and Professional Affiliation 349
20 The Principal–Broker Relationship: Employment 379
21 The Principal–Broker Relationship: Agency 394
22 Fair Housing, ADA, Equal Credit, and Community Reinvestment 414
23 Condominiums, Cooperatives, PUDs, and Time-Shares 430
24 Land-Use Control 448
25 Investing in Real Estate 462

Appendix A: Construction Illustrations and Terminology 471
Appendix B: Real Estate Math Review 479
Appendix C: Measurement Conversion Table 487
Appendix D: Chapter Review Questions 489
Appendix E: Answer Key 535
Index & Glossary 543

Charles J. Jacobus

Charles J. Jacobus received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston in 1970 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1973. 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 member of the American College of Lawyers and the Houston Real Estate Lawyer’s Council, and he 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, was mayor of his hometown, Bellaire, Texas, and served on the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Council of the State Bar of Texas as chairman of the State Bar of Texas Committee on Title Insurance. He has served as co-chairman of the Texas Real Estate Commission’s Broker-Lawyer Committee, and the Texas Real Estate Center’s MCE Advisory Committee. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center and the University of Houston Bauer School of Business’ graduate real estate program at the Stanford Alexander School of Excellence in Real Estate Education.

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