This is the webpage for Professor Freyermuth's Fall Semester 2014 Real Estate Transactions and Finance course. The text for the course is Nelson, Whitman, Burkhart & Freyermuth, Real Estate Transfer, Finance, and Development: Cases and Materials (8th ed. West). Classes meet this semester on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. in Classroom 6.

Current Announcements

Class Assignments

Click here for the Syllabus for the course.

Tuesday, October 21: Here's a question/answer memo that (I think) includes all of the questions I got about the Fannie/Freddie Uniform Instruments, and which also includes some questions posed by students in last year's Real Estate Finance course, along with my answers. If you review the memo and either (a) I didn't answer your question at all, or (b) you don't understand my answer or have a follow-up question, please let me know and I'll update the memo accordingly.

Here are powerpoint slides to accompany the material on Judicial Foreclosure as well as the material on Nonjudicial Foreclosure (through class on Tuesday, October 21). Previous presentations:

Statute of frauds (August 25-26)
Marketable title (August 27-28) [CORRECTED September 8]
Time of performance, tender, and equitable conversion (September 2-4)
Condition of the Property (September 8-10)
Financing Contingencies (September 10-11)
Remedies (September 11-16)
Deeds, Delivery, Escrow (Sept. 17-23)
Deed Covenants
Recording Systems and Title Search
Title Insurance
Fannie/Freddie Uniform Instruments
Default and Acceleration


Prior assignments are archived via the Assignments link.

Monday, October 21. Assignment #16 (Nonjudicial Foreclosure).

Tuesday, October 22. Complete Assignment #16, begin Assignment #17 (Redemption, Statutory Redemption, and Deficiency Judgments). Click here for the First Bank v. Fischer & Frichtel decision.

Wednesday, October 23. Complete Assignment #17.

Thursday, October 24. Assignment #18, pages 574-585 (Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure and Short Sales),