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Land Transfer and Finance: Cases and Materials, Sixth Edition

  • Curtis J. Berger
  • Quintin Johnstone
  • Marshall Tracht
Series / Aspen Casebook Series
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Land Transfer and Finance: Cases and Materials, Sixth Edition, is a classroom-tested casebook designed for upper-class courses in real estate transactions or financing that will appeal to professors who prefer to focus on the taxation and financing aspects of a transaction as well as to those who choose to concentrate on contractual and title areas.

The Sixth Edition has been meticulously updated and features extensive coverage of the impact of the recent mortgage crisis and the resulting changes and potential changes to real estate mortgage markets.

This comprehensive casebook offers:

  • A thorough foundation in land transfer law and a solid doctrinal framework in contract, financing, taxation, and titles.
  • Legal and historical background on the subject of land transactions that will help prepare students for practice.
  • Thorough coverage of the law relevant to various kinds of land transactions, with an emphasis on the major participants in the land sale and lending markets, the role of these participants, their business concerns, and their legal rights and duties.
  • Consideration of many of the more troublesome legal and policy problems in the land transaction field and alternative solutions to these problems are explored.
  • Numerous judicial opinions illustrating important issues of law concerning land transactions and the major participants in land transaction markets.
  • Cases that are selected to help demonstrate the variations in the design of real-world land transactions and the frequent complexity of ;these transactions.
  • Materials that develop students’ ability to critically evaluate legal problems and propose solutions to these problems that will best serve the parties’ business objectives within the applicable legal constraints.
  • Valuable appendices, including a glossary of real estate terms and sample form documents.

The Sixth Edition features:

  • Extensive consideration in Chapter 2 of changes pertaining to real estate mortgage markets.
  • Chapter 7, Part D (Securitization) has been significantly revised.
  • Material in Chapter 7, Part E (Valuing Real Estate and Investments) has been expanded to include a brief section on the basic business and finance considerations in real estate development and investment.
  • Updated tax material.
  • Revisions and refinements to nearly all of the explanatory text, article excerpts, and notes.
  • The Teacher's Manual has been updated and further developed and expanded discussions have been added.
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