This introductory-level course will outline a roadmap for the residential real estate paralegal. Every transaction begins with a simple “yes” between buyer and seller. This simple “yes” becomes a residential real estate contract: a legal agreement that will define a variety of ongoing financing issues, inspection requirements, environmental concerns, safety issues, and of course, the terms of the deed of bargain and sale itself. Every deal has a life of its own, and there are substantial differences between deals due to the simple inclusion of a few extra words in the contract. This course will focus on the language of residential real estate so that registrants can leave feeling better prepared for the process. Residential real estate law is a combination of real property law and contract law. The basics of title examinations will also be discussed. We will also review important technical issues with real estate contracts, such as points and other financing considerations, insurance and risk of loss provisions, inspection clauses, and specific performance.