Modern Real Estate Practice, 19th Edition Textbook

Modern Real Estate Practice has trained more than 3 million professionals since 1959. Updated to maintain current legislation and market information, and to include the newest forms and web resources, this text and its ancillary products will provide the best foundation possible for aspiring real estate professionals.


  • Chapter overviews introduce the topic and set the stage for learning
  • Integrated math examples and a math FAQ section
  • New “In Practice” examples that apply real estate topics to everyday practice
  • Internet links for access to informational websites
  • Sample exams with answer rationales
  • Chapter summaries with key point reviews and end-of-chapter quizzes
  • Glossary with page references
  • Complete set of Instructor Resources for classroom use


Introduction to the Real Estate Business
Real Property and the Law
Fair Housing
Interests in Real Estate
Forms of Real Estate Ownership
Land Description
Transfer of Title
Title Records
Real Estate Brokerage
Real Estate Agency
Client Representation Agreements
Real Estate Contracts
Real Estate Taxes and Other Liens
Real Estate Financing
Government Involvement in Real Estate Financing
Real Estate Appraisal
Closing the Real Estate Transaction
Property Management
Land-Use Controls and Property Development
Environmental Issues and the Real Estate Transaction
Investing in Real Estate
Appendix: Directory of State
Math FAQs
Sample Examinations
Answer Key