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Chapter 1


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  • 1. 

    Real Property Interests include

    • A.

      Cultivated annual crops

    • B.

      Leasehold interests

    • C.

      Mortgages

    • D.

      Fences

    Correct Answer
    D. Fences
    Explanation
    Real Property Interests refer to the rights and ownership that individuals have over land and anything attached to it. Fences are considered Real Property Interests because they are physical structures that are attached to the land and are used to enclose or mark boundaries. Fences are often considered permanent fixtures and are typically included in the overall property ownership. Therefore, fences are included as part of the Real Property Interests category alongside other items such as cultivated annual crops, leasehold interests, and mortgages.

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  • 2. 

    What is a form of ownership that is restricted to husbands and wives

    • A.

      Joint tenancy

    • B.

      Tenancy in severalty

    • C.

      Tenancy in common

    • D.

      Tenancy by entirety

    Correct Answer
    D. Tenancy by entirety
    Explanation
    Tenancy by entirety is a form of ownership that is restricted to husbands and wives. In this type of ownership, both spouses have an equal and undivided interest in the property. They also have the right of survivorship, which means that if one spouse passes away, the other spouse automatically becomes the sole owner of the property. This form of ownership provides protection for the property from individual creditors of each spouse and ensures that the property cannot be transferred or sold without the consent of both spouses.

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  • 3. 

    What would result from a condition in a deed?

    • A.

      Fee simple

    • B.

      Defeasible fee

    • C.

      Chattel real

    • D.

      Nonfreehold estate

    Correct Answer
    B. Defeasible fee
    Explanation
    A condition in a deed would result in a defeasible fee. A defeasible fee is a type of ownership interest in real property that is subject to a condition or limitation. If the condition is not met, the ownership interest can be terminated or reverted back to the original grantor. This means that the ownership is not absolute and can be lost if the specified condition is violated.

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  • 4. 

    What does tatum refer to

    • A.

      Carpenter's tool

    • B.

      Aircraft used for survey purposes

    • C.

      Level surface from which elevations are measured

    • D.

      File of recorded documents

    Correct Answer
    C. Level surface from which elevations are measured
    Explanation
    Tatum refers to a level surface from which elevations are measured. This means that it is a reference point or a benchmark that is used to determine the height or elevation of other objects or locations. It is commonly used in construction, engineering, and surveying to ensure accuracy and consistency in measurements.

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  • 5. 

    An investor's personal assets could be subject to a creditor's claim in a

    • A.

      General partnership

    • B.

      Syndicate

    • C.

      Real estate investment trust

    • D.

      Corporation

    Correct Answer
    A. General partnership
    Explanation
    In a general partnership, each partner is personally liable for the debts and obligations of the partnership. This means that if the partnership is unable to pay its creditors, the creditors can go after the personal assets of any of the partners to satisfy the debt. In contrast, in a corporation or a real estate investment trust, the shareholders' liability is limited to their investment in the company, so their personal assets are generally not at risk. Similarly, in a syndicate, the liability is typically limited to the specific project or investment, rather than the personal assets of the investors.

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  • 6. 

    How does an S corporation differ from other corporations?

    • A.

      Its investors have no personal liability

    • B.

      The double taxation aspect of other corporations is avoided

    • C.

      It has a separate life from that of the investors

    • D.

      Its tax rates are higher

    Correct Answer
    B. The double taxation aspect of other corporations is avoided
    Explanation
    An S corporation differs from other corporations because it avoids the double taxation aspect. Unlike regular corporations, where profits are taxed at both the corporate level and the individual level when distributed as dividends, an S corporation allows profits to pass through to the shareholders' personal tax returns, avoiding the double taxation. This can be advantageous for small businesses as it reduces the overall tax burden and allows for more flexibility in distributing profits.

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  • 7. 

    A tenant in a commercial building installed a large sign that was anchored to the building with steel rods.  Which of the following terms properly describes the sign?

    • A.

      Fixture

    • B.

      Trade Fixture

    • C.

      Real Property

    • D.

      Emblement

    Correct Answer
    B. Trade Fixture
    Explanation
    A trade fixture is a term used to describe a piece of equipment or property that is installed by a tenant in a commercial building for the purpose of conducting their business. Unlike a fixture, which becomes part of the real property and cannot be removed by the tenant, a trade fixture can be removed by the tenant at the end of their lease. In this case, the large sign installed by the tenant is considered a trade fixture because it is installed for the purpose of promoting their business and can be removed when they vacate the building.

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  • 8. 

    What type of real property description would include reference to an iron stake

    • A.

      Metes and bounds

    • B.

      Informal

    • C.

      Lot, block and tract

    • D.

      Government survey

    Correct Answer
    A. Metes and bounds
    Explanation
    Metes and bounds is a type of real property description that includes reference to an iron stake. This method of describing land uses physical features and measurements to define the boundaries of a property. The iron stake serves as a marker or reference point in the metes and bounds description, helping to establish the starting point or corner of the property. This type of description is commonly used in areas where the boundaries of a property are irregular or do not align with established survey lines.

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  • 9. 

    A tenancy in common differs from a joint tenancy in that

    • A.

      There is a survivorship right if a tenant in common dies without a will

    • B.

      Tenants in common have unequal interests

    • C.

      Tenants in common have divided interests

    • D.

      Tenants in common must acquire their interests at the same time.

    Correct Answer
    B. Tenants in common have unequal interests
    Explanation
    A tenancy in common differs from a joint tenancy in that tenants in common have unequal interests. In a joint tenancy, all tenants have an equal share in the property, and if one tenant dies, their share automatically goes to the surviving tenants. However, in a tenancy in common, each tenant can have a different percentage of ownership. This means that if one tenant dies, their share does not automatically transfer to the other tenants, but instead passes according to their will or through intestate succession.

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  • 10. 

    Chattles real differ from appurtenances in that they:

    • A.

      Transfer with the land

    • B.

      Include growing trees

    • C.

      Are personal property

    • D.

      Are freehold estates

    Correct Answer
    C. Are personal property
    Explanation
    Chattels differ from appurtenances in that they are personal property. Chattels refer to movable possessions or personal belongings that are not permanently attached to the land. In contrast, appurtenances are rights or privileges that are attached to the land and are considered part of the real property. Therefore, the key distinction is that chattels are not permanently fixed to the land and can be easily moved or transferred, whereas appurtenances are considered part of the land itself.

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  • 11. 

    Rights benefits and improvements that go with the land are known as:

    • A.

      Chattels

    • B.

      Emblements

    • C.

      Appurtenances

    • D.

      Encumbrances

    Correct Answer
    C. Appurtenances
    Explanation
    Appurtenances are rights, benefits, and improvements that are attached to and go along with a piece of land. These can include things like easements, rights of way, and any structures or improvements on the land. Chattels refer to movable personal property, emblements are crops that are cultivated and harvested annually, and encumbrances are any claims or liens on the property. Therefore, appurtenances best describe the rights, benefits, and improvements that are associated with the land.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following would be classified as real property?

    • A.

      Trade fixtures

    • B.

      Water rights

    • C.

      Chattels real

    • D.

      Mortgages

    Correct Answer
    B. Water rights
    Explanation
    Water rights would be classified as real property because they are considered a type of real estate interest. Real property refers to land and anything permanently attached to it, including natural resources like water. Water rights grant the owner the legal right to use and control water from a specific source, such as a river or lake. These rights can be bought, sold, and inherited, making them a valuable and tangible asset that falls under the category of real property.

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  • 13. 

    Three of the tests of a fixture are:

    • A.

      Adaptability, intent and attachment

    • B.

      Adaptability, cost and attachment

    • C.

      Size, weight and adaptability

    • D.

      Intent, cost and attachment

    Correct Answer
    A. Adaptability, intent and attachment
    Explanation
    The correct answer is adaptability, intent, and attachment. These three tests are mentioned in the given statements. The first statement includes adaptability, intent, and attachment as the tests for a fixture. The second and third statements also mention adaptability as a test. However, the second statement includes cost instead of intent, and the third statement includes size and weight in addition to adaptability. The fourth statement includes intent, cost, and attachment, but it does not include size or weight. Therefore, the only consistent tests mentioned in all the statements are adaptability, intent, and attachment.

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  • 14. 

    All of the ownership rights that transfer with a fee simple estate are known as

    • A.

      Fixtures

    • B.

      Emblements of title

    • C.

      Remainder rights

    • D.

      The bundle of rights

    Correct Answer
    D. The bundle of rights
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the bundle of rights." In real estate, a fee simple estate refers to full ownership of a property, and the bundle of rights refers to all the legal rights that come with that ownership. This includes the right to possess, use, transfer, and exclude others from the property. Fixtures are items attached to the property, emblements of title refer to rights related to crops, and remainder rights pertain to future interests in the property.

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  • 15. 

    Items that were formerly personal property but are now regarded as real property would be described as

    • A.

      Emblements

    • B.

      Fructus industriales

    • C.

      Fixtures

    • D.

      Trade fixtures

    Correct Answer
    C. Fixtures
    Explanation
    Fixtures are items that were once personal property but have become permanently attached to the land or property and are now considered part of the real property. This means that they cannot be removed without causing damage to the property. Examples of fixtures include built-in appliances, lighting fixtures, and plumbing fixtures.

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  • 16. 

    An example of a real property security would be:

    • A.

      Condominiums sold with a mandatory rental pool arrangement

    • B.

      General partnership shares in investment property

    • C.

      Apurautre vie estate

    • D.

      A vested remainder interest

    Correct Answer
    A. Condominiums sold with a mandatory rental pool arrangement
    Explanation
    Condominiums sold with a mandatory rental pool arrangement can be considered as an example of a real property security. In this scenario, individuals who own the condominiums also participate in a rental pool, where the income generated from renting out the units is pooled together and distributed among the owners. This arrangement provides a form of security as it ensures a steady stream of rental income for the owners, making it an attractive investment option in the real estate market.

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  • 17. 

    Part of a legal description on a deed stated38 degrees.  what type of descripton was it?

    • A.

      Metes and bounds

    • B.

      Informal description

    • C.

      Lot, block and tract

    • D.

      Government survey

    Correct Answer
    A. Metes and bounds
    Explanation
    The legal description stating "38 degrees" is likely a part of a metes and bounds description. Metes and bounds is a method used to describe the boundaries of a piece of land by using measurements and directions. In this case, the mention of "38 degrees" suggests that a specific angle or direction is being used to define a boundary. This type of description is commonly used in legal documents to accurately identify and define the boundaries of a property.

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  • 18. 

    A brother and sister hold land as joint tenants.  The sister conveys one half of her interest to her husband.  Ownership would now be held by the :

    • A.

      Brother, sister and her husband as tenants in common

    • B.

      Brother and sister as joint tenants and her husband as a tenant in common

    • C.

      Brother, sister and her husband as joint tenants

    • D.

      Brother and sister as joint tenants

    Correct Answer
    A. Brother, sister and her husband as tenants in common
    Explanation
    When the sister conveys one half of her interest to her husband, the ownership of the land would be held by the brother, sister, and her husband as tenants in common. This means that each person would have an individual share of the property, and they would not have the right of survivorship. Unlike joint tenancy, where the ownership would pass to the surviving joint tenants upon the death of one tenant, in this case, each person's share would be part of their estate and would pass according to their will or the laws of intestacy.

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  • 19. 

    An owner granted a life estate to another but retained a future interest which was a:

    • A.

      Remainder interest

    • B.

      Chattel real

    • C.

      Defeasible estate

    • D.

      Reversionary interest

    Correct Answer
    D. Reversionary interest
    Explanation
    The owner granted a life estate to another person, meaning that the person has the right to possess and use the property for their lifetime. However, the owner also retained a future interest, which means that after the person with the life estate passes away, the property will revert back to the original owner or their heirs. This future interest is known as a reversionary interest.

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  • 20. 

    K, who had a life estate for the life of L, leased the property to M for 5 years.  what would happen if K were to die?

    • A.

      M's lease would terminate

    • B.

      K's heirs would be entitled to K's interest

    • C.

      The remainder interest holder would obtain title

    • D.

      L would obtain title

    Correct Answer
    B. K's heirs would be entitled to K's interest
    Explanation
    If K were to die, his heirs would be entitled to K's interest in the property. This means that they would inherit the rights and responsibilities that K had as the owner of the property. The lease agreement between K and M would still be valid, but the heirs would now step into K's position as the landlord. M's lease would continue, but now with K's heirs as the new landlords.

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  • 21. 

    A person other than the grantor has a future interest in a life estate.  That interest would be a

    • A.

      Fee simple

    • B.

      Fee simple determinable

    • C.

      Remainder interest

    • D.

      Reversionary interest

    Correct Answer
    C. Remainder interest
    Explanation
    A remainder interest is a future interest in a life estate that is held by a person other than the grantor. This means that after the life estate ends, the property will pass to the holder of the remainder interest. This is different from a reversionary interest, which is a future interest that the grantor retains after granting a life estate. A fee simple is a complete ownership interest in the property, while a fee simple determinable is a type of ownership that automatically ends if a specific condition is violated.

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  • 22. 

    A life estate was lost by merger.  Merger occurred when the

    • A.

      Original grantor died

    • B.

      Life tenant died

    • C.

      Remainder interest holder purchased the life tenants interest

    • D.

      Life tenant vacated the premises

    Correct Answer
    C. Remainder interest holder purchased the life tenants interest
    Explanation
    When the remainder interest holder purchases the life tenant's interest, it results in a merger of the two interests. This means that the life estate is lost because the remainder interest and the life estate are combined into one ownership.

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  • 23. 

    The statutory right of a widow in the estate of her deceased husband is a:

    • A.

      Dower right

    • B.

      . curtesy right

    • C.

      Tenancy at sufferance

    • D.

      Remainder interest

    Correct Answer
    A. Dower right
    Explanation
    A dower right is a statutory right that grants a widow a portion of her deceased husband's estate. This right ensures that the widow is provided for and has a legal claim to a portion of the property and assets left behind by her husband. It is a form of protection for widows and is designed to prevent them from being left destitute after their husband's death.

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  • 24. 

    J had to pay a stock transfer fee when he sold his unit.  What type of development was it?

    • A.

      Condominium

    • B.

      Planned unit development

    • C.

      Cooperative

    • D.

      Time share

    Correct Answer
    C. Cooperative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is cooperative because in a cooperative, individuals own shares in a corporation that owns the entire property. When J sold his unit, he had to pay a stock transfer fee, which suggests that he owned shares in a corporation rather than a specific unit in a condominium or planned unit development.

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  • 25. 

    A leased farm is sold.  The growing crops belong to the

    • A.

      Seller

    • B.

      Buyer

    • C.

      Tenant

    • D.

      Buyer and tenant equally

    Correct Answer
    C. Tenant
    Explanation
    When a leased farm is sold, the ownership of the growing crops typically remains with the tenant. This is because the tenant is the one who has been cultivating and investing in the crops, and they have the right to harvest and benefit from the fruits of their labor until the end of the lease agreement. The buyer of the farm would generally take over the ownership of the land and any permanent fixtures or structures, but the crops would still be considered the property of the tenant until they are harvested or the lease agreement expires.

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  • 26. 

    Owning property as tenants in common permits each owner to:

    • A.

      Have title in severaltyh to half the property

    • B.

      Have the right of survivorship

    • C.

      Own unequal shares

    • D.

      Avoid personal liability

    Correct Answer
    C. Own unequal shares
    Explanation
    Owning property as tenants in common permits each owner to own unequal shares. This means that each owner can have a different percentage of ownership in the property. Unlike joint tenancy, where each owner has an equal share, tenants in common allows for flexibility in determining ownership proportions. This arrangement is often used when multiple individuals want to invest in a property but have different financial contributions or investment goals.

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  • 27. 

    Which of the following rights is considered personal property

    • A.

      Air rights

    • B.

      Water rights

    • C.

      Mineral rights

    • D.

      Tenant rights

    Correct Answer
    D. Tenant rights
    Explanation
    Tenant rights are considered personal property because they refer to the legal rights and privileges that a tenant possesses in relation to their rented property. These rights include the right to occupy the property, the right to privacy, the right to be free from discrimination, and the right to a habitable living space. Since these rights are specific to the individual tenant and can be bought, sold, or transferred, they are classified as personal property.

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  • 28. 

    A swimming pool in a condominium development would be regarded as a(n):

    • A.

      Common element

    • B.

      Limited common element

    • C.

      Leasehold element

    • D.

      Emblement

    Correct Answer
    A. Common element
    Explanation
    A swimming pool in a condominium development would be regarded as a common element because it is an area or facility that is shared by all the residents of the condominium. Common elements are owned collectively by all the unit owners and are maintained and managed by the condominium association. They typically include amenities and common areas such as swimming pools, gymnasiums, parking lots, and recreational spaces that are accessible to all residents.

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  • 29. 

    L, M, and N are joint tenants.  N sells his interest to O, then M dies.  which of the following statements is true?

    • A.

      M's heirs, O and L are joint tenants

    • B.

      M's heirs and L are joint tenants but O is a tenant in common

    • C.

      L's, O's and M's heirs are tenants in common

    • D.

      L and O are tenants in common

    Correct Answer
    D. L and O are tenants in common
    Explanation
    When N sells his interest to O, O becomes a tenant in common with L and M. However, when M dies, his interest is passed on to his heirs. Therefore, M's heirs, O and L, are joint tenants, while O and L are tenants in common with each other.

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  • 30. 

    What is a partition action?

    • A.

      A subdivision of lots by a developer

    • B.

      A court proceeding to break up a co-ownership

    • C.

      The conversion of rental apartments to condominiums or cooperatives

    • D.

      The conveyance of a partial interest to form a co-ownership

    Correct Answer
    B. A court proceeding to break up a co-ownership
    Explanation
    A partition action refers to a court proceeding that is initiated in order to divide or break up a co-ownership. This typically occurs when multiple individuals or entities own a property together and wish to separate their interests. The court will intervene and oversee the process of dividing the property, either physically or by assigning different portions to each co-owner. This legal action is taken to resolve disputes and ensure that each party receives their fair share of the property.

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  • 31. 

    Which of the following would be considered a limited common element in a condominium?

    • A.

      Bearing walls between adjoinint tenants

    • B.

      Community swimming pool

    • C.

      Parking space designated for a particular unit

    • D.

      Land under the units

    Correct Answer
    C. Parking space designated for a particular unit
    Explanation
    A limited common element in a condominium refers to a portion of common property that is assigned for the exclusive use of a particular unit owner or a group of unit owners. In this case, the parking space designated for a particular unit would be considered a limited common element as it is specifically designated for the use of a specific unit owner.

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  • 32. 

    A buyer of a residential unit received a share of stock and occupancy based on a lease.  What type of developmentwas the unit in

    • A.

      Cooperative

    • B.

      Condominium

    • C.

      Planned Unit

    • D.

      Time Share

    Correct Answer
    A. Cooperative
    Explanation
    The buyer of a residential unit received a share of stock and occupancy based on a lease, indicating that the unit is in a cooperative development. In a cooperative, the residents own shares in the cooperative corporation, which owns the entire property. Each resident has a lease agreement that gives them the right to occupy a specific unit. The ownership and management of the property are collectively controlled by the residents through the cooperative corporation.

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  • 33. 

    Joint tenancy and tenancy in common are similar in that:

    • A.

      Interest passes to heirs on death of an owner

    • B.

      Interests of owners must be equal

    • C.

      A sale of an interest requires approval of other owners

    • D.

      All owners have equal rights of possession

    Correct Answer
    D. All owners have equal rights of possession
    Explanation
    Joint tenancy and tenancy in common are similar in that all owners have equal rights of possession. This means that each owner has an equal right to use and occupy the property. In both joint tenancy and tenancy in common, no owner has a greater right to possess the property than the others. This is different from other forms of ownership, such as tenancy by the entirety or community property, where one owner may have a greater right of possession.

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  • 34. 

    Of the following forms of ownership which is restricted to husbands and wives?

    • A.

      Joint tenancy

    • B.

      Tenancy in severalty

    • C.

      Tenancy in common

    • D.

      Community property

    Correct Answer
    D. Community property
    Explanation
    Community property is a form of ownership that is restricted to husbands and wives. In community property states, any property acquired during the marriage is considered to be owned equally by both spouses, regardless of who earned or purchased it. This means that both spouses have an equal share in the property and have equal rights to manage and control it. In contrast, joint tenancy, tenancy in severalty, and tenancy in common do not have this restriction and can be owned by individuals or multiple parties who are not married.

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  • 35. 

    J deeded property to K.  The deed provided that if K ever used the property for the sale of alcoholic beverages, ttitle would revert to J.  The estate created by this conveyance is a(n):

    • A.

      Estate on a condition subsequent

    • B.

      Fee simple absolute

    • C.

      Life estate

    • D.

      Nonfreehold estate

    Correct Answer
    A. Estate on a condition subsequent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "estate on a condition subsequent." This is because the deed states that if K ever uses the property for the sale of alcoholic beverages, the title would revert to J. This means that J has placed a condition on the ownership of the property, and if that condition is violated, J has the right to reclaim the property. Therefore, it is an estate on a condition subsequent.

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  • 36. 

    The lot and block reference in a legal description relates to:

    • A.

      A metes and bounds description

    • B.

      A recorded subdivision map

    • C.

      The government survey system

    • D.

      Correction lines and datum plane

    Correct Answer
    B. A recorded subdivision map
    Explanation
    The lot and block reference in a legal description relates to a recorded subdivision map. This means that the property being described is part of a larger subdivision that has been officially recorded with the appropriate authorities. The lot and block reference allows for easy identification and location of the specific parcel within the subdivision. This method of legal description is commonly used in urban areas where land is divided into smaller lots for development purposes.

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  • 37. 

    S and M plan to buy a home together but want to be able to will their property individually to their own children from previous marriages.  They should hold title as

    • A.

      Tenants by the entirety

    • B.

      Joint tenants

    • C.

      Tenants in common

    • D.

      Tenants in severalty

    Correct Answer
    C. Tenants in common
    Explanation
    S and M should hold title as tenants in common. This is because tenants in common allows each person to own a specific share of the property, which can be passed on to their own children. This type of ownership allows for individual control and inheritance rights, making it the most suitable option for S and M's situation.

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  • 38. 

    J and his sister K were co-owners of a lot.  K became the sole owner automatically when J died because they owned the lot:

    • A.

      In severalty

    • B.

      In joint tenancy

    • C.

      As community property

    • D.

      In tenancy by entirety

    Correct Answer
    B. In joint tenancy
    Explanation
    In joint tenancy, two or more individuals have equal ownership rights to a property. When one owner dies, their share automatically transfers to the surviving owner(s). In this case, J and K were co-owners of the lot in joint tenancy, so when J died, K became the sole owner of the property.

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  • 39. 

    L, M and N owned property as joint tenants. M died, followed by the death of N.  Title to the property would be held by

    • A.

      L in severalty

    • B.

      L and the heirs of N as tenants in common

    • C.

      L and the heirs of N in joint tenancy

    • D.

      L and the heirs of both M and N as tenants in common

    Correct Answer
    A. L in severalty
    Explanation
    When property is owned as joint tenants, each owner has an equal and undivided interest in the property. If one of the joint tenants dies, their interest in the property automatically passes to the surviving joint tenants. In this case, M died first, so their interest in the property passed to L and N. However, when N died, there were no surviving joint tenants, so their interest in the property would pass to their heirs. Therefore, the title to the property would be held by L in severalty, meaning L would be the sole owner of the property.

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  • 40. 

    Interval exclusive occupancy coupled with a tenancy in common interest descripbes a(n)

    • A.

      Estate for years

    • B.

      Tenancy at sufferance

    • C.

      Cooperative

    • D.

      Time share ownership

    Correct Answer
    D. Time share ownership
    Explanation
    Interval exclusive occupancy coupled with a tenancy in common interest refers to a time share ownership. In a time share ownership, multiple individuals have the right to use a property for a specified period of time, usually in intervals, and each owner holds a tenancy in common interest in the property. This means that each owner has an undivided interest in the property and can use it exclusively during their allocated time. Therefore, the correct answer is time share ownership.

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  • 41. 

    What is the highest form of ownership?

    • A.

      Fee simple determinable

    • B.

      Fee simple absolute

    • C.

      Fee on condition subsequent

    • D.

      A nonfreehold estate

    Correct Answer
    B. Fee simple absolute
    Explanation
    The highest form of ownership is fee simple absolute. This type of ownership gives the owner complete and unconditional rights to the property, with no restrictions or conditions. The owner has the right to use, sell, lease, or transfer the property as they wish, and there are no limitations on the duration or inheritance of the ownership. It is the most extensive and comprehensive form of ownership available, providing the owner with the greatest level of control and rights over the property.

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  • 42. 

    The court will grant a request for a partition when title is held. 

    • A.

      In severalty

    • B.

      As community property

    • C.

      As tenancy by entirety

    • D.

      As joint tenancy

    Correct Answer
    D. As joint tenancy
    Explanation
    A partition is a legal action taken to divide a property among co-owners. In the given statement, it is mentioned that the court will grant a request for a partition when title is held. Joint tenancy is a form of property ownership where each co-owner holds an undivided interest in the property, and when one co-owner dies, their interest automatically transfers to the surviving co-owners. Therefore, in the case of joint tenancy, the court is likely to grant a request for partition because the title is held jointly by multiple individuals.

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  • 43. 

    A property description in a deed mentioned a point of beginning.  Which method was the description based on?

    • A.

      Lot and block

    • B.

      Informal method

    • C.

      Government survey

    • D.

      Metes and bounds

    Correct Answer
    D. Metes and bounds
    Explanation
    The correct answer is metes and bounds. In metes and bounds, a property description is based on a series of measurements and directions, starting from a designated point of beginning. This method is commonly used for describing irregularly shaped or non-standard properties, as it allows for flexibility in determining boundaries. The use of specific measurements and directions helps to accurately define the property's boundaries and ensure clarity in the deed.

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  • 44. 

    An example of an estate in real property would be:

    • A.

      Joint tenancy

    • B.

      Fee simple

    • C.

      Severalty ownership

    • D.

      Conmmunity property

    Correct Answer
    B. Fee simple
    Explanation
    Fee simple is a type of estate in real property where the owner has complete and absolute ownership of the property. This means that the owner has the right to use, sell, or transfer the property as they wish, without any restrictions or limitations. Fee simple is considered the highest form of ownership in real estate, providing the owner with the most rights and control over the property. Therefore, fee simple is an example of an estate in real property.

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  • 45. 

    A legal description outlines the boundaries of a property.  What type of description is it?

    • A.

      Government survey

    • B.

      Lot and block

    • C.

      Metes and bounds

    • D.

      Baseline and meridian

    Correct Answer
    C. Metes and bounds
    Explanation
    A legal description of a property using metes and bounds refers to a method of describing land by using physical features and distances. This type of description typically starts at a designated point of reference, called a point of beginning, and then describes the boundaries of the property by using distances, angles, and physical landmarks. It is commonly used in areas where there are irregularly shaped parcels of land or where there are no existing lot and block subdivisions.

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  • 46. 

    J had given K a life estate, and L was namede to receive the interest on K's death.  Given these facts:

    • A.

      L has a reversionary interest

    • B.

      L has a remainder interest

    • C.

      K can defeat L's interest by deed or will

    • D.

      K cannot borrow on her interest

    Correct Answer
    B. L has a remainder interest
    Explanation
    Based on the given facts, it can be inferred that L has a remainder interest. A remainder interest means that L will receive the property after the life estate ends, which is upon K's death. This is supported by the fact that L is named to receive the interest on K's death. Additionally, the statement that K can defeat L's interest by deed or will suggests that K has control over the property during her lifetime, further indicating that L has a remainder interest.

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  • 47. 

    By purchasing the reversionary interest of the grantor, the former life  tenant would now have a:

    • A.

      Tenancy by the entirety

    • B.

      Less than freehold estate

    • C.

      Fee simple

    • D.

      Fee simple determinable

    Correct Answer
    C. Fee simple
    Explanation
    By purchasing the reversionary interest of the grantor, the former life tenant would now have a fee simple. This means that they have complete ownership and control over the property, with the right to possess, use, and transfer it. They have the highest form of ownership and can pass it on to their heirs.

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  • 48. 

    J purchased a property with K as joint tenants.  When J died it was discovered that an encumbrance had been placed against J's interest in the property and that J's will provided that the property interest should pass to L. How would title to the property be held?

    • A.

      K in severalty free of the encumbrance

    • B.

      K in severalty subject to teh encumbrance

    • C.

      K and L as tenants in common free of the encumbrance

    • D.

      K and L as tenants in common subject to the encumbrance

    Correct Answer
    A. K in severalty free of the encumbrance
    Explanation
    When J purchased the property with K as joint tenants, it means that they both had an equal and undivided interest in the property. However, when J died, it was discovered that an encumbrance had been placed against J's interest in the property. Despite this, K would still hold title to the property in severalty, meaning that they would hold sole ownership of the property without any encumbrances. This is because the encumbrance only affected J's interest, and K's ownership remains unaffected.

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  • 49. 

    A condominium would be described as a(n):

    • A.

      Undivided interest in the whole

    • B.

      Undivided interest in common areas and separate interests in individual units

    • C.

      Separate interests in the whole

    • D.

      Divided interest in common areas and undivided interest in each unit

    Correct Answer
    B. Undivided interest in common areas and separate interests in individual units
    Explanation
    A condominium is a type of property ownership where individuals own separate units within a building or complex, such as apartments or townhouses. In a condominium, owners have separate interests in their individual units, meaning they have exclusive ownership and control over their own unit. However, they also have an undivided interest in the common areas, such as hallways, elevators, and recreational facilities, which are shared by all the owners in the condominium. This means that the common areas are collectively owned and maintained by all the owners, with each owner having a proportional share of the common areas.

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  • 50. 

    Homeowner associations meet the needs of:

    • A.

      Common interest development

    • B.

      Emblement ownership

    • C.

      Metes and bounds descriptions

    • D.

      Nonfreehold estates

    Correct Answer
    A. Common interest development
    Explanation
    Homeowner associations meet the needs of common interest development. This refers to a type of housing arrangement where individuals own their own units or homes, but also share ownership and responsibility for common areas and amenities. Homeowner associations are responsible for managing and maintaining these shared spaces, as well as enforcing rules and regulations that ensure the overall well-being and harmony of the community. They provide a platform for residents to collectively address issues, make decisions, and contribute towards the betterment of the common interest development.

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