Real Estate Law

Publication Date: 2016/12/20
Edition: 3
ISBN 10: 1629801364
ISBN 13: 9781629801360
© 2016

Availability: In stock


Book Description

: Real Estate Law, 3rd Edition provides a well-written, detailed exploration of how real estate and the law interact. The material discussed is pertinent to all the daily agency activities the reader may encounter. This edition has been updated to include new RESPA and CFPB rules, new theories involving agency concepts, revised federal tax laws, arbitration and mediation concepts, electronically transmitted contracts and registration systems, and new tax issues in home ownership and sales.

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
1 Introduction to the Basic Processes of Real Estate Law 1
2 Estates in Land 17
3 How Ownership is Held 40
4 Fixtures and Easements 72
5 Real Estate Brokerage and Management 96
6 The Law of Agency 122
7 Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate 156
8 Conveyances 194
9 Recording Interests in Real Estate 217
10 Mortgages 231
11 Regulations Affecting Real Estate Lending 282
12 Methods of Title Assurance 300
13 Closings 326
14 Real Estate Liens 347
15 Landlord and Tenant Relationships 355
16 Condominiums and Cooperatives 370
17 Regulation of Real Estate 388
18 Taxes Associated with Real Estate 414
Table of Cases 433
Index 443


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 is currently serving on 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 MBA program in Real Estate.

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