Reality of Real Estate (2nd Edition)

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9780131720046: Reality of Real Estate (2nd Edition)

"Reality of Real Estate, Second Edition," provides a basic introductory exposure to the law of real estate and its current practice. It is written from a practical perspective, presenting concepts within the context of job competencies and the actual activities of a practicing paralegal. Filled with examples, forms and checklists, it teaches the skills that are essential for a paralegal and uses a unified case example to reinforce learning. Teaches the skills that are essential for a paralegal. Focuses treatment on the actual activities of the paralegal and the skills needed to complete those competently. Discusses buyer/seller transactions, the role of third parties, closing and settlement procedures and more! Provides information on agencies and offices. An introductory real estate book for paraprofessionals in the real estate sector.

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This step-by-step assessment of the reality of how real estate is bought and sold today, explains how buyers and sellers transact, how third parties (such as real estate agents, title clerks, closing officers, bankers and lawyers) play a crucial role in bringing about closure on a proposed and agreed purchase agreement. Readers will gain a solid understanding of real estate from both a theoretical and practical perspective—from the abstract concepts that define real estate to the mechanics of realty, its buying and selling, financing and conditions, usage and restrictions. The book is heavily illustrated with sample forms, agreements, checklists, etc. throughout. A convenient 3-ring binder format enables readers to easily augment the book with state-specific forms. The Reality of Real Estate. The Real Estate Transaction: Listings, Disclosure, and Agency. Agreements of Sale. Conditions, Contingencies, and Other Qualifications. Title Abstraction. The Nature of a Deed. Mortgages. Foreclosure. Closing and Settlement. Leases in the Real Estate Transaction. Resolution of Real Estate Disputes. For paralegals.

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Charles P. Nemeth, Professor, Director of Graduate Legal Studies and the university’s Institute for Law and Public Policy, has spent his professional life engaged in the study of jurisprudence, the correlation of morality to law, ethics, and the relevance of classical and medieval thought in contemporary legal and judicial practice. A recognized expert on morality and legal ethics, appellate legal practice and private-sector justice, he is a prolific writer, having published numerous texts and articles on law and justice throughout his impressive career. His well regarded, Aquinas in the Courtroom (Greenwood and Praeger Press 2001) is considered a work of immense originality since it prompts readers to find the Thomistic ethic as a recipe for justice.  Other recent works include: Private Sector Justice (Prentice Hall 2005) Criminal Law (Prentice Hall, 2003), Law & Evidence: A Primer for Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, and Legal Studies (Prentice Hall, 2001) and Private Security and the Law (Elsevier 2005). The bevy of peer reviewed publications manifest this unquenchable thirst for examining modern moral, ethical and legal dilemmas in law in light of perennial philosophical truths, as espoused by Augustine, Aquinas and others.  Works include commentaries on the role of judges and lawyers in Thomistic thought, the efficacy and morality of hiring quotas, the invasiveness of polygraphs, the decriminalization of child sexual offenses and a critique of good and evil in sociological and criminological circles.

 

Dr. Nemeth also serves the university as Director of the Institute of Law and Public Policy- a think-tank that sponsors regional and national forums, a university press, a myriad of publications and continuing education activities for the university and surrounding community.  Subjects covered in the Institute’s publications include the role of religion in judicial reasoning, a critique of precedent in the United States Supreme Court’s overturn of criminalized sodomy, and the tension between terrorism and privacy.

 

An educator for more than 30 years, Nemeth’s distinctive career is grounded in an exemplary education, including a Master of Laws from George Washington University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore, and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University.  In addition, he was awarded a MS from Niagara University and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware.  He holds memberships in the New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania Bars.

 

His previous academic appointments, both full and part-time, include Niagara University (1977-1980), the University of Baltimore (1980-1981), Glassboro State College (1981-1986), St. Joseph’s University (1985-1988), Chatham College (1993-1997), Waynesburg College (1988-1998) and the State University of New York at Brockport (1998-2003).

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