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Real Estate Law and Business (Fall 2019)

  • Course Number: LAW-605
  • Class Number: 03232
  • Instructor: Oscar Sandoval

Course Description


Real Estate Law & Business I: Transactions and Finance

This course offers an in-depth look at the most prevalent transactions and finance tools related to both residential and commercial real estate.  The course topics will include: purchase and sale of realty; property valuation; brokerage agreements; land conveyance and the recording acts; escrows, title insurance and closings; investment vehicles and deal structures; mortgage lending and commercial finance; and foreclosures.

Many of the class sessions will feature guest experts and/or site visits, which will help relate the assigned readings to the actual inner workings of the various aspects of the real estate industry.  Guest experts will include: real estate attorneys; developers and investors; commercial and residential brokers; mortgage lenders; title insurers; and escrow agents.

The course will benefit students interested in learning how to apply the theory of real estate law to the ever-changing and dynamic real estate field. 

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 4
  • Grading Options: Numerical Only
  • Exam: In-class
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no