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Real Estate Transactions and Finance (LAWS 5429)

Course Info

Covers basic real estate transactions as well as issues involved in complex finance and development. Topics include: brokers, land contracts of sale, deeds and title covenants, the recording system, title insurance, mortgages, shopping center development, cooperatives and condominiums, ground lease financing, construction lending, distressed properties, selected federal income tax issues, and the real estate attorney's professional responsibilities. Whenever possible, issues will be examined in the context of model transactions.


Prof. Charles Daroff

Prof. Charles Daroff is a practicing attorney in the field of real estate law and real estate finance as well as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University.


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Study Aids

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