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RPL-101: Law of Real Estate Transactions and Mortgages

3 credits

This course has been evaluated and recommended for 3 credits by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS), and may be transferred to over 1,500 colleges and universities.



Welcome to LawShelf’s course on real estate transactions and mortgages. In this course, we’ll discuss the purchase and financing of real estate, due diligence in real estate transactions, property ownership and rights and the unique challenges associated with common property ownership. This is an introductory level course, and no prior knowledge of real estate law is required. 

For decades, owning one’s own home has been essential to “the American Dream.” Since the 1950s, the percentage of American homeowners has increased dramatically for many reasons, including the growth of suburbs, population increases, low interest rates and more accessible financing.  



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Part 1, Module 1: Introduction to Real Estate Transactions


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Part 1, Module 2: Financing Real Estate Transactions


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Part 1, Module 3: Real Estate Purchase Due Diligence


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Part 1, Module 4: Real Estate Ownership & Property Rights


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Part 1, Module 5: Common Interest Property Ownership


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Part 2, Module 1: Common Real Estate Finance Methods


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Part 2, Module 2: Mortgage Execution: Recording Requirements, Documentation, and Closing Procedures


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Part 2, Module 3: Consumer Protection and Equal Opportunity in Real Estate Lending


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Part 2, Module 4: The Subprime Mortgage Crisis: Causes and Lessons Learned


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Part 2, Module 5: Mortgage Default and Foreclosure