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Law, History, Communication

 
LHC 582 Real Estate Law
  3 hours Elective Terms Offered: W13, W14
  Advisory Prerequisites: No JDs or JD students may enroll 
   
  Real Estate Law --- LAW- The legal distinction between real and personal property; the importance of fixtures in real estate acquisition and development; the nature and use of air, water and mineral rights; the role of easements in real estate development; the types of ownership (general forms such as joint ownership, condominiums, and timeshares, and investment forms such as limited partnerships, LLCs, and real estate investment trusts); contractual arrangements with real estate brokers; anti-discrimination laws, real estate contracts; proof of title and the role of title companies; legal aspects of financing - mortgages, land contracts, mechanics liens; closings; and acquisition through lenses.