Practical Real Estate Law,
8th Edition

Daniel F. Hinkel

ISBN-13: 9780357358375
Copyright 2021 | Published
752 pages | List Price: USD $225.95

Learn the role of today's real estate paralegal as you examine the intricacies of real estate law and transactions in Hinkel's PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, 8E. Ideal for studying real estate practice and as an on-the-job reference, this comprehensive resource clearly explains the complexities of contemporary real estate law and legal principles using practical applications, case examples and the latest real estate legal forms. Updates detail the latest rulings and industry regulations, while case summaries illustrate legal principles in action. New case problems and assignments provide practice in reading and analyzing material. Meaningful discussions, checklists and illustrated forms guide you through real estate practice while emphasizing ethics. You examine all areas of transactional real estate--from contracts and brokerage relationships to surveys, title insurance, taxation and real estate finance related to residential and commercial processes in the United States.


1. Introduction to the Law of Real Property.
2. Concurrent Ownership.
3. Surveys and Land Descriptions.
4. Public Regulation and Encumbrances.
5. Easements and Licenses.
6. Contracts.
7. Preparation and Review of a Real Estate Contract.
8. Deeds.
9. Financing Sources in Real Estate Transactions.
10. Legal Aspects of Real Estate Finance.
11. Mortgage Forms and Provisions.
12. Title Examinations.
13. Title Insurance.
14. Real Estate Closings.
15. Government Regulation of Real Estate Closings.
16. Real Estate Closing Forms and Examples.
17. Condominiums and Cooperatives.
18. Leases.

  • Daniel F. Hinkel

    Best-selling author Daniel F. Hinkel, J.D., is recognized for his legal treatises and textbooks in the area of real estate law. Mr. Hinkel is the retired legal counsel for VOYA Investment Management, LLC. At VOYA, he was the manager of a legal department that handled VOYA's real estate transactions in the United States, Canada and Chile. Mr. Hinkel served as a real estate instructor for more than twenty years with the National Center for Paralegal Training in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a former member of the Task Force for Paralegal Regulation for the State Bar of Georgia and former chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Assistants and the Approval Commission for Paralegal Legal Studies Programs. Mr. Hinkel received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Illinois. In addition to this best-selling text for paralegals, Mr. Hinkel has written several other books covering real estate law and procedure as well as real estate sales contracts, title examinations and closings, eminent domain and construction mechanics for Georgia.

  • NEW PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES IN EACH CHAPTER HELP STUDENTS APPLY THE PRINCIPLES THEY'VE LEARNED. New Review Questions, Case Problems and Practical Assignments in each chapter incorporate the latest changes in real estate law and help both you and your students assess how much they've learned throughout the chapter.

  • NEW FORMS REFLECT TODAY'S LATEST CHANGES IN REAL ESTATE LAW AND PRACTICES. Numerous chapters throughout this edition present new or updated actual legal forms to ensure you and your students are working with the most current legal documents in real estate practice.

  • REWRITTEN CHAPTER ON SURVEYS AND LAND DESCRIPTIONS (CH. 3) FEATURES CURRENT EXAMPLES AND CLEAR ILLUSTRATIONS. The author has not only integrated the latest changes but has also carefully reworked this presentation to make the important, but often difficult, concepts in this chapter easier for your students to master.

  • NEW CONTENT FURTHER CLARIFIES DEEDS IN LIEU OF FORECLOSURE. This new material supplements your students' knowledge and reinforces the content in Chapter 10 on Legal Aspects of Real Estate Finance.

  • REVISED CHAPTER ON GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS REFLECTS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS. Chapter 15 now integrates updates to the coverage of RESPA and Truth-in lending to ensure you and your students are working with the latest information available.

  • HELPFUL CHECKLISTS EXPLAIN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS STEP-BY-STEP. These useful checklists and other quick-reference features throughout this edition guide future professionals through critical chapter material and provide an invaluable on-the-job reference for working professionals.

  • DETAILED EXAMPLES GUIDE READERS THROUGH TODAY'S RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE CONTENT AND FORMS. This edition uses thorough, clear explanations to prepare students to complete the necessary real estate legal documentation with confidence.

  • THOROUGH COVERAGE CAREFULLY EXPLAINS TITLE EXAMINATION AND TITLE INSURANCE. This edition's comprehensive yet clear explanations, helpful examples and practical assignments prepare students to work effectively in all areas of real estate and property legal practice.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE CASE SUMMARIES ENGAGE STUDENTS WHILE TEACHING IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES OF PRACTICE. This edition's case summaries introduce the skills necessary to read and apply the knowledge that students have learned in actual and common real estate legal situations.

  • "ETHICS" FEATURES IN EACH CHAPTER CHALLENGE STUDENTS TO APPLY THE PRINCIPLES THEY'VE LEARNED. These features place readers in the midst of hypothetical, yet realistic, situations that present common ethical problems paralegals may encounter in today's practice of real estate law.

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