Real estate law

advanced course




Real estate law

advanced course

Representation of real estate clients is a major area of practice for many law firms. Therefore, opportunities for real estate paralegals are numerous. Blackstone’s Real Estate Law Paralegal course for the incarcerated covers 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 textbook that accompanies this course; Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals 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 students will need as real estate paralegals.


  • Research shows that continuing education improves self-esteem and self-worth.
  • All materials needed to successfully complete Blackstone’s Advanced Paralegal course is provided, including a soft-covered commercial textbook and an accompanying study guide.
  • Students may qualify for earned time – consult with the correctional facility’s education director for eligibility.
  • Gaining knowledge and developing skills increases opportunities for gainful employment upon release.
  • Students access the instructor by using the “Request for Consultation” forms located in the back of their study guides. Sponsors can email with any questions on behalf of the student.
  • Nationally and Regionally accredited, Blackstone Career Institute strives to achieve the highest standards of school performance and student results along with compliance to all agency Standards and Code of Ethics. This is your assurance that we provide our students a quality education.
*These certificate courses have been designed for the purpose of professional growth, personal enrichment and continuing education. However, they are separate from our Pennsylvania licensure and accreditation.


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


By Neal R. Bevans

Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals

Blackstone’s Advanced Paralegal Certificate Program include all materials needed: a commercial textbook and an accompanying study guide. This material is mailed the following business day after the student has enrolled. It is shipped via U.S.P.S. with tracking.



$ 455 One Time Payment
  • Faster completion time
  • Total $455


$ 59 Monthly
  • Monthly payment option
  • $160 down, 5 monthly payments of $59, total $455
  • Pay using your credit or debit card! We accept Visa, Discover, Master Card and American Express cards.
  • Blackstone has a long history of providing high quality, affordable and accessible education to incarcerated individuals. We believe in freedom through education evidenced by thousands of our incarcerated students and graduates who have changed their lives by choosing to take a course with Blackstone Career Institute.
    • BCI Payment Plans Our all-inclusive online certificate programs offer payment plans with no interest.
    • Sponsorship You can support an incarcerated individual’s educational goals by enrolling them in any of our Advanced Paralegal Courses. Students can take more than one course at a time. As their sponsor, you will have access to the student’s account information once they are enrolled. If you have questions about becoming a sponsor, please email us at
  • Refund Policy At Blackstone, our student service team focuses on student satisfaction. However, if you choose not to continue your studies we offer a refund policy. Cancellations within the first 5 days of enrollment receive a full refund. After the first 5 days your refund amount is based on tuition collected, lessons completed and enrollment date. Learn more about our refund policy.


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"...Through the criminal law course, I was able to obtain significant insight and knowledge of the legal system, with this information I was able to get some relief and soon released from custody. .."
“I would recommend this Blackstone course to anyone wanting to learn how to research information and how to find crucial details in a large amount of information.”
“Blackstone offers perpetual insight and perspective in the world of legal studies. Thank you for opening the door.”
"...Through the criminal law course, I was able to obtain significant insight and knowledge of the legal system, with this information I was able to get some relief and soon released from custody. .."
“I would recommend this Blackstone course to anyone wanting to learn how to research information and how to find crucial details in a large amount of information.”


Sponsors can enroll an incarcerated individual into the program by clicking here or calling our student service center Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST at 800.826.9228. Blackstone has open-enrollment, so sponsors can enroll the student in the course anytime, 24/7/365.

To qualify for admission, an applicant must meet the following:
  • Complete BCI’s Enrollment Agreement for admission. The agreement outlines the obligations of Blackstone and the student. The required down payment must be submitted at time of enrollment.
  • Submit information on high school completion. All students are required to have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalency Certificate to enroll in a Blackstone program. Physical or electronic evidence of this credential must be submitted to the school.
  • Once Blackstone has received and reviewed the agreement, the accepted applicant will receive a welcome letter with instructions on how to begin their course.

Yes. Blackstone Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools. Accreditation assures the public that our curriculum, faculty, administrative procedures and polices meet the accrediting agencies’ exceptionally high standards. To better understand the value of accreditation, read this document published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

You can choose to pay the $455 tuition in full or; We offer a payment plan with a 100% approval rate for our advanced paralegal courses—you will pay a $160.00 down payment & 5 monthly payments of $59.00.
Students enrolled in an Advanced Course receive once shipment which includes a commercial textbook along with a Blackstone Study Guide. This shipment is sent with tracking through the United States Postal Service. Typical Shipping Time is 7-10 business days.
One of the major advantages in taking a Blackstone course is that students can work at their own pace. Many students complete in 3 months, and some take the full 6-month time allotted.
We are aware that incarcerated students may be transferred to other facilities or be released during their enrollment with Blackstone. The student and/or sponsor should contact Blackstone as soon as possible to notify of an upcoming transfer or release. This will allow the school to update records, hold material if needed, and send any remaining course material to the new location.

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