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Fall 2012
5397 Real Estate Transactions - ZALE- 34851

Professor(s): Kellen Zale (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  TTh  Location: 213  BLB

Course Outline: This is a "real world," practical course that will apply some of the substantive concepts from first-year property to a wide range of common real estate transactions and related matters. Issues relating to both commercial and residential transactions will be considered. Matters to be covered will include broker listing agreements, purchase and sales contracts, conveyancing documents, recording acts, title and survey, leases, mortgages and deed of trusts, foreclosures, and other financing issues. The course materials will be the assigned casebook, the Texas Property Code, and some supplemental materials. The course will be taught through a combination of lecture, student participation and drafting exercises. Students will be expected to review assigned materials prior to class; although cases will be included in the assigned materials, case reading won’t predominate. The object of the course is give the student a basic foundation for understanding real estate practice and the tools to identify and address legal issues associated with the conveyancing and financing of real property.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: Taught by new faculty, Kellen Zale.  


First Day Assignments: First day assignment: Lefcoe, Ch. 1, pg. 1-10; Ch. 2, pg. 17-20; Questions #1-3 (pg. 16).

Final Exam Schedule: 12/11 9am-noon  240 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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