Nelson, Whitman, Burkhart and Freyermuth's Real Estate Finance Law, 6th (Hornbook Series)

West Academic Publishing
Primary Subject
Real Estate Transactions
Publication Date
eBook - Lifetime digital access to the eBook, with the ability to highlight and take notes.


This treatise provides current, expert coverage on the law of mortgages, including the mortgagor-mortgagee relationship prior to foreclosure; mortgage substitutes; transfers by the mortgagor; transfers by the mortgagee; payment and prepayment; the foreclosure process; deficiency judgments and anti-deficiency regulation; priority issues; governmental intervention in the mortgage market; and financing real estate construction.

The Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive update of relevant case law, legislation, and regulation since publication of the Fifth Edition in 2007. This update includes:
  • A thorough and up-to-date revision of the material on judicial and nonjudicial foreclosure
  • New material on “short sales” and “loss mitigation”
  • A comprehensive revision of the material on securitization and the ownership, transfer, and enforcement of securitized mortgage loans
  • A comprehensive revision of materials on governmental intervention in the mortgage market, including new material on the impacts of the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Discussion of recent cases and theories on the application of the “disparate impact” test in racially discriminatory mortgage lending
  • A thorough and functional restructuring of the material on bankruptcy law and its impact on mortgagees in Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 proceedings
  • Comprehensive discussion of recent judicial authority on priority issues

Like the Fifth Edition, the Sixth Edition also comprehensively tracks judicial discussion and application of the principles in the Restatement (Third) of Property: Mortgages.