University of Pittsburgh

Real Estate Transactions

Catalog Number: 5127
3.0 Credits
Lecture

This is a survey course on basic real estate law. This class will touch on all of the fundamental principles of real estate transfer and finance, however, the central focus of the course will be on the residential housing market. The following topics will be covered in-depth: brokers, lawyers, and legal practice; the requirements and effect of the purchase contract; property condition; legal descriptions; title issues; public records and recording statutes; title products; title transfer; and mortgages and real estate financing. The final grade in the course will be determined by an in-class examination, subject to possible adjustment based on class participation. Enrollment is limited to 50 students.

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