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Description: Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals provides a solid foundationin the basics including the practicalities of daily legal work. Its broadcoverage of all the key topics that paralegals need to know includes basicelements of real property, different methods used to record and describeproperty, transfer of title, the rights associated with real estate ownership,elements of real estate contracts, landlord/tenant law, deeds, mortgages,restrictions on land use, title insurance and title examinations, the closingprocess, and tax implications. Practical skills are emphasized throughout thebook so that students will develop a true understanding of what it is like topractice in the real world. An easy-to-read and engaging style utilizesnumerous examples and illustrations, always emphasizing the practical natureof real estate law. Each chapter opens with objectives and closes with KeyTerms, Review Questions, and Practical Applications exercises. In everychapter, an “Issue at a Glance” box summarizes important legal concepts, and“Skills You Need in the Real World” sections highlight particular paralegalskills. Marginal definitions; numerous figures, tables, and forms; and caseexcerpts that discuss legal theory and applications round out the significantpedagogy. Additionally, Websites that can help students gather moreinformation are strategically placed. An in-depth Instructor’s Manual includesa test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, web resources, additionalassignments and PowerPoint slides for each chapter.The revised Third Edition provides a wealth of updated forms and cases.New website references make the book current, and fine-tuned text discussionshave been expanded where appropriate. A new interactive workbook is availableat the website to accompany the book.Hallmark features of Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals:• Solid foundation in the basics of real estate law, includingdaily legal work• Broad coverage of key topics paralegals need to knowo basic elements of real propertyo different methods used to record and describe propertyo methods used to transfer titleo rights associated with real estate ownershipo elements of real estate contractso landlord/tenant lawo deeds and mortgageso restrictions on land useo title insurance and title examinationso closing process and tax implications• Practical skills emphasized throughout• Easy-to-read and engaging style• Numerous examples and illustrations• Well-developed pedagogyo objectives that open each chaptero “Issue at a Glance” boxes summarizing important legal conceptso marginal definitionso numerous figures, tables, and formso case excerpts discussing legal theory and practical applicationso “Skills You Need in the Real World,” a highlight in each chaptero Websites for more informationo Key Terms, Review Questions, and Practical Applications at the end of eachchapter