PRACTICAL REAL ESTATE LAW, International Edition, is the ideal book for educating and training future paralegals about the intricacies of real estate law and transactions. This user-friendly book covers the central areas involved in transactional real estate in detail. These areas include real estate contracts, real estate brokerage relationships, real estate finance as it specifically relates to residential and commercial processes, surveys, title insurance and federal taxation and how it applies to the ownership and investment in real estate. Practical Real Estate Law, 6E, also discusses the many new laws that have been passed to assist homeowners facing foreclosure.Case summaries successfully illustrate how the legal principles operate in the real world and will give readers practice in reading and analyzing case material. While many theories of residential and commercial real estate transactions are the same, students and practicing paralegals will benefit greatly from the residential-specifc and commercial-specific discussions, forms, and checklists that explain the vast differences.