Fall 2013
5397 Real Estate Transactions - ZALE- 25548

Professor(s): Kellen Zale (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TThLocation: 240 TU2 

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:   


First Day Assignments: First Assignment: Lefcoe, REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS, pg. 1-20

Final Exam Schedule: 12/10 9am-noon  240 TU2  211 TU2  

This course will have:

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

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