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RES 1102 Real Estate Abstracting

Examine how recorded documents affect real estate, terms used in abstracting, and the function of public offices in the process. Additionally, demonstrate procedures in real estate abstracting for title search examination from public records indexes to determine ownership, outstanding interests and rights in interest.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Real Estate
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Prepare a 40-year title examination of properties, demonstrating knowledge of conveyances, encumbrances, and outstanding court proceedings, which may affect real estate parcels.
  • Determine property ownership and/or outstanding interests in real estate.
  • Examine public records affecting real estate title and identify types of real estate documents (i.e., deeds, mortgages, mechanics liens, easements, restrictions).
  • Describe the three (3) types of legal descriptions used in Ohio.
  • Discuss potential title issues and how court cases could adversely affect transfer of real estate title (i.e., probate, foreclosure, divorce, certificate of judgment).

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3