==Introduction==
===Definition===

Real estate law is the name given to the branch of civil law that covers rights to possess, use, and enjoy land and the permanent manmade additions attached to it. This includes the capacity to hold interests in real property, permissible interests in real property, relations between owners, relations between owners and the community, landlord and tenant relations, the transfer of interests in real property, and real property financing, including deeds and mortgages. Real estate transactions, such as purchases, sales, and leases, are governed by a wide body of federal and state law, and the requirements established by state law often differ from state to state. (Reference: [http://real-estate.lawyers.com/ Lawyers.com])

===Key Topics===
<ul>
<li>Commercial Leasing </li>
<li>Commercial Real Estate</li>
<li>Homeowners Association Law</li>
<li>Landlord and Tenant Law </li>
<li>Neighbors and Pets</li>
<li>Residential Real Estate</li>
</ul>

===Major Legislation===

Real Estate Law varies from state to state. Please visit [http://real-estate.lawyers.com/ Lawyers.com] to find out more about your state's law.

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===Choosing Sources===
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===Index Terms===
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<ul>
<li>Real Property Law</li>
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====Case Law====
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[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=11647 Real Estate Cases, Federal and State]</li>
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[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=224241 State Real Estate Cases]</li>
</ul>

====Law Reviews and Newsletters====
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[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=152678 Realty Law Newsletters]
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</ul>
====Professional Journals and News Sources ====
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[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=318095 Real Estate Finance and Investment]
</li>

<li>
[http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic/api/version1/sf?shr=t&sfi=AC00NBGenSrch&csi=275175 The New York Times - Real Estate Law Stories]
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</ul>


==Related Articles on Lawyers.com==
'''[http://real-estate.lawyers.com/ Lawyers.com]''' is a free service of LexisNexis that provides legal information, an online directory of attorneys by location and area of law, and a online community for lawyers and legal researchers. Articles on lawyers.com are written by legal experts.

<ul>
<li>[http://real-estate.lawyers.com/commercial-leasing/ Commercial Leasing]</li>
<li>[http://real-estate.lawyers.com/commercial-real-estate/ Commercial Real Estate]</li>
<li>[http://real-estate.lawyers.com/homeowners-association-law/ Homeowners Association Law]</li>
<li>[http://real-estate.lawyers.com/landlord-tenant-law/ Landlord and Tenant Law]</li>
<li>[http://real-estate.lawyers.com/neighbors-and-pets/ Neighbors and Pets]</li>
<li>[http://real-estate.lawyers.com/residential-real-estate/ Residential Real Estate]</li> </ul>