Land Characteristics & Legal Descriptions

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Land Characteristics & Legal Descriptions

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Land Characteristics & Legal Descriptions
  1. Physical Characteristics of Land
    1. Recorded subdivision plat map
      1. Metes & Bounds
        1. Government Rectangular Survey
        2. Economic Characteristics of Land
          1. Scarcity
            1. Area Preference/situs
              1. Production
                1. Assemblance
                2. Types of Legal Property Description
                  1. Metes & Bounds

                    Annotations:

                    • Metes refers to distance, bounds to directions. Beginning at POB (point of beginning) similar to walk around directions (corner means change of direction) Permanent reference markers - benchmarks actual distance takes precedence over the distance stated in the metes & bounds description
                    1. Government Land Survey

                      Annotations:

                      • Established by Congress in 1785 Most common in west/midwest Based on: Principal meridian (PM) north-south longtitude intersecting base lines (BL)  east-west latitude  Each PM is intersected by a BL each square in the grid is a township (6 miles long, total area 36 sq. miles)
                      1. Recorded Plats

                        Annotations:

                        • A map of a subdivision Created by a developer or subdivider when a raw land is subdivided into building lots BLOCK: largest unit within a subdivision LOTS: each block is subdivided into individual LOTS that houses are built on
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