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CA State Certified Appraiser Legal Things

Subject : certifications
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A loan that would be secured by the real property is called...






2. ______ are warranties by the grantor and the grantor's heirs to defend against all claims caused by the actions or omissions of the grantor or grantor's heirs.






3. When any interest possessed by the grantor is conveyed to the grantee - without any warranties this is called...






4. What is the term that means 'going to the state'?






5. Which of the following can use the right of Eminent Domain?






6. Which of the following major forces of influence on real estate value covers supply and demand of housing?






7. What is the method of legal description that is used in subdivisions?






8. Which of the following would be included in the 'public limitations on real estate ownership'?






9. If a property tax rate is 1.7% of assessed value - what would the mill rate be?






10. When a lease is created - the appropriate term for the owner's benefit is...






11. this easement may be 'granted' or 'reserved' in a deed or other legal instrument. Alternatively - it may be incorporated by reference to a subdivision plan by 'dedication' - or in a restrictive covenant in the agreement of an owners association.






12. If 'FRED' built his new home - but his large kitchen extended past his property line and into is neighbor's property this would be called an...






13. (Legal interest)The right to remove something from another's land such as minerals etc. is commonly called...






14. Which of the following would not be considered a commonly accepted form of a 'Legal Description'?






15. One source of data for use in the comparable sales approach - is deed recordings. Which of the following is/are true?






16. The right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use - with payment of compensation.






17. When the government has the right to levy taxes on real property this is called...






18. The document that states all the real property interests or estate interest that includes all the information about surface rights and subsurface rights etc. is called the ___






19. In the term 'Metes and Bounds' - what does the word 'Bounds' mean?






20. Which of the following major forces of influence on real estate value covers zoning?






21. immobile - heterogeneous and has long asset life?






22. If a property has more than one owner - and upon death of one of the owners the deceased rights to the property is passed to the surviving owners - this is called...






23. A mortgage that has not been recorded or registered in the county in which the real estate is located...






24. Arnold bought a summer home on the shore of Eagle Bear Lake five years ago. Over the years - the water has receded and left his dock permanently surrounded by dry land. What is this an example of?






25. Land that benefits from an easement on another property...






26. In site analysis - an appraiser needs a deed description to determine...






27. The Smith's converted their garage into an apartment for an elderly relative without government approval. This would be an example of...






28. Which of the following is a zoning classification for a subdivision that sets density limits and allows dwellings to be clustered?






29. Noun: The action of pulling or tearing away. The sudden separation of land from one property and its attachment to another - esp. by flooding or a change in the course of a river.






30. Which is the superior lien?: First Mortgage - IRS Tax Lien - merchants lien - Real estate Taxes






31. Which is the superior lien?






32. (an) Esement defined in general terms - without a definite location or description






33. If a owner has a partial ownership or a lease for a specified amount of time - this would be called a...






34. In which flood hazard boundary map is the greatest hazard?






35. River Real Estate Tycoons just purchased an office property next to the Wafflesnake Bayou. Because the office property lacked sufficient parking - they contacted the Bayou Burger Joint next door who agreed to an easement allowing them use of seven sp






36. Reclamation is defined as...






37. A lien that would usually take priority would be which of the following: Judgement - Real estate Tax - Mechanics Lien - Mortgage?






38. Public limitations on free exercise of private property are...






39. Zoning regulations are concerned with...






40. When the government regulates the land use for the good of the public - this is called...






41. The document that states all the rights of use and the occupancy of the property for a given period of time and a given amount of rent is called ___






42. Which of the following best describes installment or land contract?






43. River Real Estate Tycoons just purchased an office property next to the Wafflesnake Bayou. Because the office property lacked sufficient parking - they contacted the Bayou Burger Joint next door who agreed to an easement allowing them use of seven sp






44. Albert is selling is house and has been informed that a potential buyer has submitted an offer that includes his clothes washer and furniture in the sale. Albert accepted the offer without addendum. Which of the following best describes the actions o






45. The recording of a deed that provides everyone with a notice that a valid conveyance has occurred is called...






46. The recording of a deed that provides everyone with a notice that a valid conveyance has occurred is called...






47. When a lease is created - the appropriate term for the tenant's benefit is...






48. A subject property has a market value of $125 -000. The property is taxed at a rate of $1.75 per $100 of assessed value. The property is assessed at 75 -000. What is the Millage rate?






49. For the past several years - high waters have been dumping substantial amounts of soil onto Doug's property. This event is known as...






50. 'runs with the land' - easement that generally transfers automatically when the dominant estate is transferred.