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Printable Lesson Materials 13218 NE 20th Street Bellevue, WA 98005 425-747-7272 800-221-9347 www.rockwellinstitute.com Print these materials as a study guide This portion of your printable materials consists of dozens of frames that summarize the content in this lesson. The frames are arranged on the page to make it easy for you to study the material and add your own notes from your textbook or the online course. Graphic Summaries Many students learn best from sets of questions, and this multiple choice quiz allows you to focus your review of the material to important topics. Quizzes These printable materials allow you to study away from your computer, which many students find beneficial. These materials consist of two parts: graphic summaries of the content and a multiple choice quiz . © 2009 Rockwell Institute
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1 California Real Estate Law © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. Lesson 11: Legal Descriptions and Recording © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. Introduction This lesson will discuss: l methods of land description l solving land description problems l recording © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. Methods of Land Description Deeds, purchase agreements, etc., should all contain property description. l in document or attached as addendum l legal description not required, but preferred Legal description : precise description of a parcel of real property that would enable a surveyor to locate its exact boundaries
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2 © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. Methods of Land Description Three major types of land descriptions: l metes and bounds l government survey l recorded map © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. Methods of Land Description Metes and bounds method : l brought from England; used mostly in eastern U.S. l describes a parcel of property by providing starting point and then describing a series of boundaries that allow surveyors to trace outline of property Metes and bounds © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. Methods of Land Description Starting point and boundaries are described by reference to: l monuments (natural or man-made objects) l directions or courses (compass readings) l distances (measured in feet and inches) Metes and bounds
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3 © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. Metes and Bounds Point of beginning : starting point in metes and bounds description l always described in reference to monument l may be monument itself (“the old oak tree”) l or may simply refer to monument (“200 ft east of old oak tree”) Point of beginning © Copyright 2007 Rockwel Publishing, Inc. Metes and Bounds Course : direction (compass reading) Distance : measurement (feet and inches) Once point of beginning is established, courses and distances are used to trace boundaries of parcel. l
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