LAWS215 Advanced Real Estate Law
Department of Business Studies: Paralegal/Law
- I. Course Number and Title
- LAWS215 Advanced Real Estate Law
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- LAWS100 (C or better) and LAW210 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course utilizes a learning management space to supplement course materials.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- In this course, students examine advanced real estate law and the documents used in sophisticated residential and commercial transactions with concentration on financing, option contracts, title insurance, zoning, and the vocabulary of these advance transactions.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- Analyze a standard Pennsylvania real estate contract form for residential and commercial properties:
- Compose residential and commercial leases, special warranties, general warranties, quit claim deeds and real estate closing statements;
- Identify and explain the methods of clearing title exceptions in a title insurance report;
- Understand and discuss the different zoning classifications and their relation to a real estate transaction; and
- Use and apply understanding of financing as it specifically relates to option contracts and title insurance.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning ActivitiesThe following topics are presented:
- Advanced real estate law
- Residential and commercial transactions
- Option contracts
- Title insurance
- Real estate documents
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsExams, quizzes, classroom exercises, class or online participation, and/or projects as specified by the area faculty and described in the individual instructors' course syllabus are utilized.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date 12/2015; New Core 8/2015