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CA State Certified Appraiser Legal Things

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Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. When the government has the right to levy taxes on real property this is called...






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






3. 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






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






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






6. 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?






7. 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.






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






9. immobile - heterogeneous and has long asset life?






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






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






12. 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






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






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






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






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






17. 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?






18. 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...






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






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






21. Which is the superior lien?






22. Zoning regulations are concerned with...






23. ______ 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.






24. In area analysis - some examples of political-governmental factors which influence the price of homes are...






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






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






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






28. Reclamation is defined as...






29. 'X' leased his property to 'Y' - who in turn sub-leased the property to 'Z'. Which of the following Statements is true.






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






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






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






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






34. 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






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






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






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






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






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






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






41. A loan that would be secured by the real property is called...






42. Cecil hired a contractor to repair a sinking foundation. Unfortunately for the contractor - Cecil failed to pay for the completed work. Which of the following would incorrectly describe the likely events.






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






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






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






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






47. If a property had more than one owner and each owner has equal right to possession of the property. Upon death of one of the owners the deceased may leave his/her rights to the property to the living heirs - this would be considered what form of owne






48. 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...






49. When a corporation owns a building and the residents of the building own stock in the corporation - this is called what form of special ownership?






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