legal Archive

Uncovering the Government’s Role in the History of U.S. Segregation

In The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, author Richard Rothstein details how the U.S. government introduced and reinforced the patterns of racial segregation we see across the United States today. Hathaway Hester...
January 24, 2018

4 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fair Housing Act

Usually I try to point Book Scan readers to the written word, but occasionally I find a piece of audio worth recommending. Last time I pointed you toward a wonderful novel about a real estate agent, but this time...
December 4, 2013

Author Chat: Barbara Nichols

Real estate legal expert Barbara Nichols, author of The No-Lawsuit Guide to Real Estate Transactions (McGraw-Hill, 2007), responds to your questions. What’s the most common reason agents get sued? NICHOLS: The most common reason agents get sued is failure...
August 6, 2007

The No-Lawsuit Guide to Real Estate Transactions: 5 Ways You Could End Up in Court

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM One in five real estate practitioners will be involved in a lawsuit during their career, says real estate broker Barbara Nichols in The No-Lawsuit Guide to Real Estate Transactions (McGraw-Hill, 2007). The effects...
July 27, 2007

Do It Right—Do It Ethically

By Christopher M. Leporini, REALTOR® Magazine Doing the Right Thing: A Real Estate Practitioner’s Guide to Ethical Decision Making, Third Ed. By Deborah H. Long (Gorsuch/Prentice Hall) 137 pp., $17.95 Buy this book from Amazon.com. This workbook-style book helps...
October 1, 2003