CLE Courses
Real Estate Law

Representation of real estate clients is a major area of practice for many law firms. Are you ready to move up in your firm? The Real Estate Law course helps you to master the elements of real property, different methods used in recording and describing deeds, transference of title, rights associated with real estate ownership, elements of real estate contracts, basic landlord/tenant law, deeds, mortgages and restrictions on land use, title insurance and title examination, the closing process, and tax implications of real estate transactions. The e-text that accompanies this course includes figures, tables and sample forms to provide visual aids for learning; annotated documents that focus on relevant sections of actual legal documents; case excerpts; and highlights of the specific skills you will need as a real estate paralegal.

  • Prerequisite: High School or General Equivalency Diploma
  • Study Method: E-books with online study guides and exams
  • Program Length: Completion time ranges from 4-6 months, with students given the option of up to 6 months if needed. Students must satisfy all academic and financial obligations to graduate from their program.

  • To define real property and differentiate between types of ownership and estates.
  • To describe the different forms of concurrent ownership.
  • To discuss encumbrances, easements, and licenses.
  • To outline the basic requirements for a legal contract, explain the remedies for a breach of contract, and identify the parties to a contract.
  • To explain how to prepare a deed.
  • To identify the paralegal’s role in certain aspects of real estate finance.
  • To discuss title examinations, and explain the paralegal’s role in ordering and preparing title examinations.
  • To describe the importance of title insurance and discuss how to prepare an insurance
  • commitment and review a title insurance policy.
  • To outline the parts of a real estate closing and discuss the closing process.
  • To provide samples of real estate documents including affidavits, deeds, closing statements and other documents, and explain how to complete each document.
  • To explain and differentiate between the condominium and cooperative form of property ownership.
  • To describe different methods of surveying and land description and explain how to prepare a legal description of land.
  • To discuss commercial leases and lease provisions, including the remedies for a default of the lease available to both the landlord and the tenant.
  • To identify and describe the express and implied powers of corporations.
  • To describe the duties agents and principles owed to each other

Course Description

Real Estate Law Course Materials

Blackstone will provide you with the following tools for your success in the Real Estate Law course, all of which are included in your tuition:

Real Estate Law Online Study Guide

Your e-book is delivered via VitalSource, one of the most popular and user-friendly e-textbook platforms for higher education. With VitalSource, you can change the page layout to suit your reading needs and easily search for keywords, tables and graphics throughout the text. You also have access to highlighting and note tools to help you make the most of your studies. You have the ability to work online or off…wherever it is convenient for you! Click here to learn more about the benefits of VitalSource e-books.

Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals, by Neal R. Bevans. ISBN 9781454823001

Access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center

You will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can download your Civil Litigation Study Guide, take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.
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