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LGS 200 - Real Estate Law for Paralegals

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Learn legal concepts that form the foundation for a basic understanding of a real estate transaction. Use many of the current legal websites to supplement course materials and learn how to research the diverse legal topics covered. Explore such topics as ethics, categories of property, ownership restrictions, legal descriptions of property, real estate licensees, real estate contracts, deeds, property liens, financing, title, settlements, leases, litigation and mortgage foreclosures.

Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in LGS 111 .

Course Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Create a resource portfolio containing research information and checklists for many areas of real estate.
  2. Define the terminology found in a real estate transaction.
  3. Perform many of the functions necessary to bring a real estate transaction from the contract to the closing.
  4. Respond to a number of hypothetical real estate situations that might occur in a typical law office.
  5. Prepare a closing statement for a real estate transaction.
  6. Research and prepare complaints (under attorney supervision) for different types of real estate litigation including mortgage foreclosure.