Title Examinations and Abstracting

This course examines the basics of title examinations, courthouse research, abstracting computer platting, and real estate closings.  The course introduces the students to proper title examination techniques and etiquette and reviews the laws of conveyancing, wills and intestacy.  Students will conduct a title examination, calculate ownership interests, prepare a title report or abstract, develop and execute a plan for curative action, and explain the basic procedures involved in completing a sale or lease of an interest in real estate or minerals.