LAWS215 Advanced Real Estate Law and Conveyancing (Experimental)

Department of Business Studies: Paralegal/Law

I. Course Number and Title
LAWS215 Advanced Real Estate Law and Conveyancing (Experimental)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course provides an in depth review and understanding of real estate related contracts and the drafting of such contracts and other documentation, including leases and condominium documents. Also reviews zoning matters, judgments and liens, mortgages and title insurance, and the roles of fiduciaries, brokers, and title agents.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will be able to:

    1. complete standard Pennsylvania real estate contract forms for residential property and commercial property and related disclosure documents;
    2. prepare residential and commercial leases using standard lease forms;
    3. prepare a special warranty, general warranty and quit claim deed;
    4. prepare a real estate closing statement using a HUD form;
    5. identify and specify methods of clearing title exceptions as found in a title insurance report; and
    6. describe the different zoning classifications and their relations in a real estate transaction.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Real estate contracts
    2. Option contracts
    3. Deeds
    4. Financing of residential transactions
    5. Financing of commercial transactions
    6. Other types of financing
    7. Settlement statement
    8. Title insurance
    9. Foreclosure
    10. Zoning
    11. Uniform Condominium Act
    12. Mechanic's liens, judgments, and priorities
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus for required textbooks.

Review/Approval Date - Unavailable; New Core 8/2015