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






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






3. 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.






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






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






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






7. 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?






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






9. Which is the superior lien?






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






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






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






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






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






15. 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






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






17. 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 ___






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






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






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






21. 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






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






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






24. 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...






25. 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.






26. Reclamation is defined as...






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






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






29. 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 ___






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






38. Alfred and James wrote up a lease agreement that would give Alfred (the tenant) the right to extend the lease when it expires. Although Alfred is not obligated to extend the lease - if the option is exercised - the payment amount and the length of th






39. 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






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






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






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






43. 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...






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






45. 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?






46. immobile - heterogeneous and has long asset life?






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






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






49. ______ 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.






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