Real estate law involves many complex questions concerning rights in the ownership and possession of land and buildings attached thereto.
Often referred to as the law of real property to distinguish it from the law of personal property, real estate law is governed by legislative enactments and common law built up over the course of centuries of judicial decisions.
Because real estate is one of the oldest areas of the law, it uses many old terms and concepts passed down for generations. Many rights and responsibilities regarding real estate, however, have evolved and been updated by legislative enactments..
Because of the complexity of real estate law it is recommended that a buyer or seller of real estate retain a real estate professional to assist in a real estate transaction.
More useful information regarding real estate law can be found at:
California Department of Real Estate
This page is the homepage of the California Department of Real Estate
California Association of Realtors
This is the home page of the California Association of Realtors
California Real Estate: Find Homes in California
This is the official site for the National Association of Realtors.