Texas Real Estate Law (E-Book)

Publication Date: 2012/04/06
Edition: 11
ISBN 10: 1-133-43507-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-133-43507-5
© 2013

Availability: In stock


Book Description

As the most trusted and well-informed legal resource on Texas real estate law, Charles J. Jacobus delivers clear and thorough coverage of the many aspects and complexities of real estate law today in Texas. The 11th edition is a complete and well-organized study covering what the law has been in the past before moving to what it is at the present--all with a perfect balance of principles and practice. This new edition also reflects changes from the most recent Texas Legislative session.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Basic Process of Real Estate Law.
2. Estates in Land-Freehold Estates.
3. Estimates in Land-Statutory Estates.
4. Legal Descriptions.
5. How Ownership is Held.
6. Fixtures and Easements.
7. Real Estate Brokerage.
8. Agency.
9. Contracts for the Sale of Real Estate.
10. Voluntary Conveyances.
11. Involuntary Conveyances.
12. Recording, Constructive Notice, and Acknowledgments.
13. Mortgages.
14. Interest and Finance Charge.
15. Method of Title Assurance.
16. Closings.
17. Liens.
18. Landlord and Tenant Relationships.
19. Condominiums and Cooperatives.
20. Regulation of Real Estate.
21. Real Estate Taxation.


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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