From renowned environmental and natural resource legal scholar Christine Klein, Property: Cases, Problems, and Skills is a comprehensive casebook that combines the core, doctrinal elements of a 1L Property course with larger, more nuanced social, environmental, and ethical perspectives. This book offers a versatile, middle position in the Property market: it is straightforward and tightly-organized while also avoiding oversimplification. Property: Cases, Problems, and Skills offers a wealth of doctrinal, policy, and theoretical subtleties for professors who want to probe deeper. It adopts a modern, skills-based approach to Property Law, and includes a balance of classic and new cases, narrowly-focused skills exercises (including advocacy, drafting, client interviewing/counseling, and negotiation), and selected statutory excerpts. Chapter review problems (with answers provided in the Appendix for student self-testing) and a host of other pedagogical features such as discussion problems that raise novel and modern challenges, “A Place to Start” doctrinal overview boxes, and “Reading Guide” boxes, aid student understanding and comprehension. A two-color interior breaks up text for easier reading, with judicious use of photographs, text boxes, and pedagogical diagrams. This clear and accessible casebook encourages students to engage with Property law’s complexity, ambiguity, and nuance. New to the Second Edition: New Cases including: Maui Electric Co., 408 P.3d 1 (Haw. 2017): Adopting a state constitutional property right to a clean and healthful environment Adams v. Woodlands of Nashua, 864 A.2d 322 (N.H. 2005): Distinguishing covenant of quiet enjoyment from implied warranty of habitability Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015): Holding the right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and highlighting numerous property rights and protections available to spouses under state marital property systems In re Estate of Hanau (730 S.W.2d 663 (Tex. 1987): Introducing complexity of marital property systems in the context of spouses migrating from one state to another Restatement (Third) of Property, Servitudes: Stand-alone Restatement excerpt Styller v. Aylward (Mass. Land Ct. 2018): Considering whether short-term rentals, such as Airbnb, violate single-family zoning restrictions Murr v. Wisconsin, 137 S. Ct. 1933 (2017): Refining analysis of the “denominator issue” in a regulatory taking case involving a wild and scenic river Professors and students will benefit from: Tightly and clearly organized text, both substantively and visually, with a balance of new and classic cases A shorter page count than other Property casebooks that allows it to focus on the core, doctrinal aspects of Property law Visual aids including maps, diagrams, and photographs Text that clearly identifies the majority/minority/trend status of each rule, as relevant Chapter Reviews include concise post-case notes, multiple choice and essay questions (with answers in the Appendix), and “Bringing it Home” statutory practice (guiding students in researching their state’s statutory coverage of selected topics likely to be regulated by statute) “Reading Guide” boxes preceding cases to guide the students in extracting contextual meaning from cases A skills exercise in each chapter provides in-depth opportunities for students to develop skills related to the substantive material covered in the chapter A discussion problem in each chapter provides a rich factual context to facilitate further exploration of law and policy as applied to fresh, modern contexts Post-case notes include “Practice Pointers” asking students to re-draft ambiguous language in documents that precipitated litigation, to explore alternatives to litigation, and to advise clients on litigation strategy Notes on “The Place” convey background about the geographic location of the disputed property, designed to remind students that legal disputes can be influenced by physical and human context Relevant statutory and Restatement excerpts are collected and presented in one location within the chapter (rather than scattered in snippets throughout). Periodic statutory excerpts and exercises introduce students to the interplay of common law and statutory law “Test Your Understanding” sections contain problems that the professor can work through during class (with answers in the teacher’s manual), or that can be left to the students for self-directed learning
Follow a proven path to greater wealth–with the newly updated bestseller How to Buy and Sell Apartment Buildings Through his popular seminar program, Eugene Vollucci has shown thousands of experienced real estate investors and novices alike how to take advantage of one of the most rewarding investments you can find–apartment buildings. In this bestselling guide, the Volluccis’ simple, step-by-step program shows you how to become a real estate millionaire just like they did. With material on new IRS rulings, tips on avoiding common pitfalls, and new advice on assuming loans with delinquent clauses, How to Buy and Sell Apartment Buildings is more comprehensive and complete than ever. This Second Edition includes all the information that you need to find great real estate deals, understand complicated leases and contracts, exploit all the tax breaks you’re entitled to, protect your assets, and turn a small investment into millions! With the Volluccis’ straightforward, three-step system, you’ll be able to: Gauge markets so you know when to buy or sell Read between the lines of property set-up sheets to spot good properties Use the latest computer software to accurately evaluate properties Develop a marketing plan to maximize profits when selling Take advantage of all the recent tax law changes Put together an asset protection plan that’ll make you judgment-proof How to Buy and Sell Apartment Buildings, Second Edition also shows you how to concentrate your assets for higher returns, use consultants so you aren’t left on your own, set up a family living partnership to protect your assets, and much more.
In the late 1960s, African American protests and Black Power demonstrations in California’s Santa Clara County—including what’s now called Silicon Valley—took many observers by surprise. After all, as far back as the 1890s, the California constitution had legally abolished most forms of racial discrimination, and subsequent legal reform had surely taken care of the rest. White Americans might even have wondered where the black activists in the late sixties were coming from—because, beginning with the writings of Fredrick Jackson Turner, the most influential histories of the American West simply left out African Americans or, later, portrayed them as a passive and insignificant presence. Uninvited Neighbors puts black people back into the picture and dispels cherished myths about California’s racial history. Reaching from the Spanish era to the valley’s emergence as a center of the high-tech industry, this is the first comprehensive history of the African American experience in the Santa Clara Valley. Author Herbert G. Ruffin II’s study presents the black experience in a new way, with a focus on how, despite their smaller numbers and obscure presence, African Americans in the South Bay forged communities that had a regional and national impact disproportionate to their population. As the region industrialized and spawned suburbs during and after World War II, its black citizens built institutions such as churches, social clubs, and civil rights organizations and challenged socioeconomic restrictions. Ruffin explores the quest of the area’s black people for the postwar American Dream. The book also addresses the scattering of the black community during the region’s late yet rapid urban growth after 1950, which led to the creation of several distinct black suburban communities clustered in metropolitan San Jose. Ruffin treats people of color as agents of their own development and survival in a region that was always multiracial and where slavery and Jim Crow did not predominate, but where the white embrace of racial justice and equality was often insincere. The result offers a new view of the intersection of African American history and the history of the American West.
In Everyday Desistance, Laura Abrams and Diane J. Terry examine the lives of young people who spent considerable time in and out of correctional institutions as adolescents. These formerly incarcerated youth often struggle with the onset of adult responsibilities at a much earlier age than their more privileged counterparts. In the context of urban Los Angeles, with a large-scale gang culture and diminished employment prospects, further involvement in crime appears almost inevitable. Yet, as Abrams and Terry point out, these formerly imprisoned youth are often quite resilient and can be successful at creating lives for themselves after months or even years of living in institutions run by the juvenile justice system. This book narrates the day-to-day experiences of these young men and women, focusing on their attempts to surmount the challenges of adulthood, resisting a return to criminal activity, and formulating long-term goals for a secure adult future.
The Real Estate Investor's Handbook is a must-have for beginning investors, real estate veterans, commercial brokers, sellers, and buyers. Real estate investing has created more millionaires than any other investment vehicle in this country. This comprehensive step-by-step proven program shows beginners and seasoned veterans alike the ins and outs of real estate investing. This book is a road map to successful investing in real estate. You do not need to re-invent the wheel, and you won't have to make the same mistakes others have. Investing in real estate is one of the safest and smartest investments you can make. Real estate appreciates at a rate far greater than the rate of inflation, builds equity, provides a steady return on investment, provides cash flow, and can offer substantial tax benefits. This handbook is the resource for novices and pros alike; it will guide you through every step of the process of real estate investing. This new exhaustively researched book will arm you with hundreds of innovative ideas that you can put to use right away. This book gives you the proven strategies and actual case studies from experts to help you invest better and wiser with less time and effort. A sampling of what's covered in this encyclopedic book includes: how to find below-market deals, investing with little or no down payment, seller financing, foreclosures and REOs, investment property, negotiating, purchase offers, managing rental property, flipping, auctions, tax sales, financing, mortgage terms, agents, cash flow, inspections, contracts, tenants, lease agreements, insurance, taxes and accounting, escrow, essential mathematical calculations, sample forms, development, taxation, exchange rules, and regulations. This book is loaded with case studies and success stories from real people. You will uncover secrets that expert real estate investors use every day. This comprehensive resource contains a wealth of modern tips and strategies for getting started in this very lucrative area. This book is the foundation for understanding how to invest in real estate. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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