Real Estate Law,
9th Edition

Robert J. Aalberts

ISBN-13: 9781285428765 | ISBN-10: 1285428765

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 704 pages

List Price USD $299.95


Clear, concise, and current, REAL ESTATE LAW, 9th Edition, combines practical legal examples with theory and case law to provide a comprehensive picture of the field. Rather than using a state-specific format, the book covers real estate law generally, offering discussions, short case summaries, longer teaching cases, exhibits, and practical applications that help you spot the issues, apply legal principles to realistic situations, and recognize when to consult an attorney. Coverage of ethical concerns and public policy matters helps you understand key issues relating to real estate law.

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Meet the Authors

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Robert J. Aalberts is the Lied Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he has received numerous teaching and research awards. Professor Aalberts serves on the Board of Directors for the Vestin Group, MVP Realty Advisors, a Real Estate Investment Trust. His research interests include real estate law and employment law, and he has published more than 110 articles in legal and business periodicals, including The American Business Law Journal; Ohio State Law Journal; New Mexico Law Review; Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation; Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics; Pepperdine Law Review; San Diego Law Review; Nevada Law Journal; Journal of Law & Commerce; Louisiana Law Review; Journal of Legal Studies Education; Real Estate Law Journal; Real Property, Probate, & Trust Journal; Journal of Real Estate Research; Journal of Real Estate Literature; Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education; Oil, Gas, and Energy Quarterly; Appraisal Journal; Journal of Business Ethics; and many others. Professor Aalberts is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Real Estate Law Journal, where he has served since 1992, and an active member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the American Real Estate Society. Prior to his academic career, he was an attorney for the Gulf Oil Company specializing in property issues related to oil and gas exploration. Professor Aalberts received his J.D. from Loyola University, his M.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his B.A. from Bemidji (Minnesota) State University.

  • THE LATEST LANDLORD/TENANT ISSUES: New legal issues discussed include rent control, sexual harassment of tenants, and medical marijuana and landlord and tenant liability.
  • CURRENT ENERGY-RELATED AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: New coverage of the most current energy-related and environmental topics, such as wind and solar power, energy usage disclosure laws, new developments in the Endangered Species Act, sustainability requirements in homeowners associations, and new developments in hydraulic fracking for oil and natural gas highlights recent developments.
  • CONTEMPORARY, REAL LIFE TOPICS: Relate key issues to students' own lives with discussions on the issues surrounding the Occupy Wall Street movement and private property, the Americans with Disabilities Act and public accommodations, and Zillow.com and its effects on real estate values. Also included are new discussions about alternative dispute resolution in real estate and new developments in homeowner's insurance.
  • NEW MORTGAGE CRISIS INFORMATION: The most up-to-date material available on the Mortgage Electronic Registration Act (MERS), ghost neighborhoods and foreclosure, and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and its new functions regarding mortgages has been added. Also discussed are mortgage servicers and the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as the new merger of RESPA and TILA requirements for mortgages.
  • UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Updated case summaries, current teaching cases, updated and expanded discussions of ethical issues, and coverage of new legal developments and issues ensure the most up-to-date content.
  • CURRENT INDUSTRY-RELATED ISSUES: The Fair Housing Act, Castle Doctrine, and new state laws post-Kelo bring students up-to-date on the latest issues.
  • ONLINE LECTURE TOOLS: Custom-create lively classroom presentations with ready-to-use PowerPoint® slides that tie directly to chapter content.
  • END-OF-CHAPTER CASES: Longer, excerpted teaching cases show how the laws came about, helping students apply the principles they learn in the text and illustrating the impact they have on everyday real estate transactions. "End-of-Chapter Case" features summarize these cases so students can gain a basic understanding before referring to the full excerpted case.
  • IN-CHAPTER CASES: "Case in Point" features summarize cases, illustrating chapter concepts with examples.
  • EASY-T0-UNDERSTAND: Chapter-opening learning objectives alert students to the concepts they should understand, while engaging chapters build upon one another to illustrate various types of real estate transactions and tell the real estate "story."
  • ETHICAL ISSUES: "Ethical and Public Policy Issues" features in each chapter provide information that sparks insightful, in-depth discussions on key issues relating to real estate law.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to the Legal System.
2. The Nature of Property.
3. The Scope of Real Property.
4. Rights in Land of Others.
5. Types of Ownership.
6. The Search for Real Estate.
7. The Real Estate Contract.
8. Title and Insurance.
9. Financing the Real Estate Purchase.
10. Closings and Taxation: Other Methods of Acquisition.
11. Landlord and Tenant.
12. Rights and Duties of Landowners and Occupants.
13. Legal Planning and Regulation of Land Use.
14. Environmental Law and Regulation.

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Real Estate Law

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