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Real Estate Law and Business (Fall 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-605
- Class Number: 03232
- Instructor: Oscar Sandoval
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.
- Unit Value: 4
- Grading Options: Numerical Only
- Exam: In-class
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
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