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Real Estate Law

Explore the legal issues involved in real estate law, from investing to title examinations. You'll not only master the essentials, but you'll receive hands-on applications and examples that will show you how to use this knowledge in a day-to-day real estate practice or in personal real estate investing.

The instructor's extensive experience as a real estate title examiner, investor, and real property attorney helps him to present real estate law in down-to-earth terms. By mixing explanation of legal theory with specific and practical examples, he draws a balance between legal philosophy and legal practice. You'll soon see just how fascinating a topic real property law can be. 

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting December 12 | January 16

Real Estate Law

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Course Code: rel

What You Will Learn
  • Discover how to read and understand the different types of property descriptions
  • Learn about the basic contract requirements involved in selling property
  • Understand fixtures, easements, licenses and liens
  • Examine landlord-tenant law, exploring what rights and obligations each has to the other
  • Learn to decipher all the parts of the deed
  • Learn what types of mortgages you can choose from and understand the good and bad points of each
  • Understand zoning and restrictive covenants
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of real estate law that will help you whether you’re considering a career as a real estate broker, buying or selling a home, investing in real estate, or thinking of entering real estate law
  • Become more knowledgeable in the legal matters of real estate which could help you in both your professional and personal life

Outline

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Week 1

Learn about the key differences between real and personal property, as well as some of the unique characteristics of land. You'll also get an overview of all the varied classifications of real property. Then learn about what kinds of titles carry which kinds of rights.

Week 2

Discover how to read and understand the different types of property descriptions, how to avoid disputes about them, and how to make this inside knowledge work for you. Then learn about the basic contract requirements involved in selling property. 

Week 3

Understand the law of fixtures and look at the important issue of easements, which give a non-owner the right to use part of someone else's land. Then track the negotiations that go on when you buy and sell real estate from beginning to close.

Week 4

Examine landlord-tenant law, exploring what rights and obligations each has to the other. You’ll also walk step-by-step through the terms of a typical lease. Then, learn to decipher all the parts of the deed, clarifying what each clause means and how each part impacts your ownership rights.

Week 5

Demystify mortgages by discussing what a mortgage is, what "prequalification" and "preapproval" are, and what lenders look for before entering into a mortgage with a borrower. You'll also see what types of mortgages you can choose from and understand the good and bad points of each. Then meet the people involved in a typical closing, see what documents the closing professional needs, learn about the ones a buyer must sign, and what the costs are and where they come from.

Week 6

Learn everything you need to know about zoning and restrictive covenants. Finally, you’ll survey the various types of professions tied to real estate including: agents, surveyors, real estate paralegals, appraisers, inspectors, and more.

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Instructors & Support

Neal Bevans

Neal Bevans is a former Assistant District Attorney. A veteran of over 150 trials, Bevans has tried every major felony from rape, murder, and narcotics to armed robbery. One of his cases was televised nationally on Court TV. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia (Order of the Barrister) and has been a college instructor for over 10 years. He has also presented numerous seminars to medical professionals about the legal field, including training seminars for legal nurse consultants and sexual assault nurse examiners. In addition to practicing real estate law, he also worked as a title examiner and bought and sold real estate investment properties. An author of fiction and nonfiction material, his textbook Criminal Law and Procedure for Paralegals, was published in 2002. His second textbook, Tort Law for Legal Assistants, was published in 2003. He has also published numerous magazine articles about many aspects of the legal and medical fields, including articles focusing on developing a legal nurse consulting practice. He is also a contributing columnist to Legal Assistant Today magazine.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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