Skip to main content

Spring 2023

5345 Real Estate Transactions - CRUMP- 15496

Professor(s): David Crump (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MW  Location: 312 

Course Outline: This course will cover a wide range of real estate transactions and related matters. The primary focus will be residential transaction, but issues relating to commercial transactions will also be considered. Matters to be covered 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 will be taught through a combination of lecture, drafting exercises, and student discussion of cases and other assigned material. The objective of the course is give students 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 Handout
Course PPTs
Office365 Login Required

Course Notes: (Hybrid)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then registered students. Hybrid means that some of the weekly class sessions are virtual, and some are face-to-face. By definition, the hybrid instruction mode only applies to a course that meets two or more times a week. The instructor’s syllabus should indicate which regular days are virtual and which are face-to-face. A physical classroom may be assigned for the virtual class sessions to give students a location in the Law Center to join them. If the course has a final examination, it will be conducted in a classroom in face-to-face mode requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom.


First Day Assignments: Please see course syllabus for first class readings.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/03 1-4pm  312    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: 2 titles: (1) Property Cases, Documents, and Lawyering Strategies, by David Crump, David Caudill, David Charles Hricik, 4th edition 2020 (ISBN: 9781531018870); (2) Anatomy of a Real Estate Transaction, David Crump and Jerome Curtis, Jr., ISBN: 978-0916081027

Additional materials will be made available to students electronically by start of semester.