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First published in 1959, this premier real estate principles textbook has trained more real estate professionals than any other book. New to this second edition are: Learning Objectives and "Why Should I Learn About" concepts, WWWeb.Links to valuable sites, and a Math FAQs section. Contents of this book are as follows: * Preface * Acknowledgments * PART ONE - Principles * 1. Introduction to the Real Estate Business * 2. Real Property and the Law * 3. Concepts of Home Ownership * 4. Agency * 5. Real Estate Brokerage * 6. Listing Agreements and Buyer Representation * 7. Interests in Real Estate * 8. Forms of Real Estate Ownership * 9. Legal Descriptions * 10. Real Estate Taxes and Other Liens * 11. Real Estate Contracts * 12. Transfer of Title * 13. Title Records * 14. Real Estate Financing: Principles * 15. Real Estate Financing: Practice * 16. Leases * PART TWO - Practices * 17. Property Management * 18. Real Estate Appraisal * 19. Land-Use Controls and Property Development * 20. Fair Housing and Ethical Practices * 21. Environmental Issues and the Real Estate Transaction * 22. Closing the Real Estate Transaction * Appendix I: Introduction to Real Estate Investment * Appendix II: NAR Codes of Ethics * Sample Examination * Math FAQs * Glossary of Key Terms * Web Links * Answer Key * Index Comments: Marie Spodek, DREI, Professional Real Estate Services writes: "This book consistently meets the needs of three levels of students: For beginners, definitions; for intermediate users, application; and for advanced users, little known fact. Every time I pick up 'Big Yellow', I learn something new". Paul Boyter, CRS, GRI, McColly School of Real Estate: "If a student doesn't pass, it is because they didn't read the book. I think it is great".