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A quitclaim deed would always convey good legal title to real property in which of the following cases?
I. The grantor was living on the property at the time of the conveyance.
II. The grantor had good legal title to the real property.
The grantor delivers a signed deed to his or her attorney but the grantee’s name is omitted. The grantor dies before any name is inserted. The deed is:
Harry executes a deed of his farm to Sally. Harry keeps the deed in his safe-deposit box. Upon his death, the box is opened and attached to the deed is a note to give the deed to Sally. Who has title to the farm?
A quitclaim deed is frequently used to:
Following the execution of a sales contract, a deed is usually executed. To be valid, the deed must contain which of the following?
I. Names of the buyer and seller.
II. Words of conveyance.
When does legal title to real property pass from the seller to the buyer?
A quitclaim deed transfers the interest of the:
Which of the following is (are) covered by the covenant against encumbrances in a general warranty deed?
I. Undisclosed subsurface waterpipe easement
II. Restrictive zoning ordinance
For a deed to be valid, which of the following must be true?
I. The grantee must execute the deed.
II. It must be delivered during the lifetime of the grantor.
Effective delivery of a deed depends upon:
In order to be admissible in a public recorders office a deed must be
I. Accepted by grantor and grantee
II. A printed form
A quitclaim deed may be used to accomplish which of the following?
I. Transfer an interest to a cotenant in common
II. Remove a cloud from title, such as a possible dower interest
For a deed to be valid, which of the following must be set forth in the deed?
I. The exact consideration paid for the property
II. The marital status of the grantor
A person to whom real estate is conveyed, the buyer, is also called the:
Which one of the following situations would make a deed void?
All but one of the following elements are required for adverse possession:
A deed prepared and signed but not delivered is:
The word hostile as applied to adverse possession means:
The deed that limits the liability of the grantor to his or her own acts and all persons claiming by, through, and under him or her is known as a:
With reference to the validity of a deed, which of the following statements about the grantee is (are) correct?
I. A deed may be used to convey title to a person with an assumed name.
II. The grantee in a deed may be a fictitious person.
The means by which a private individual may acquire title to real estate property include which of the following?
II. Adverse possession
The presence of a corporate seal on a deed:
A quitclaim deed provides which of the following warranties?
I. Covenant of further assurance.
II. Covenant of quiet enjoyment.
Which of the following is not necessary to the validity of a deed?
The clause that defines or limits the quantity of the estate being conveyed is the:
In order for a deed to be valid, which of the following must occur?
I. There must be manual delivery of the deed.
II. The deed must be signed by the grantor and grantee and then recorded.
In order to ascertain if title to private property has been acquired by adverse possession, one must check:
I. State law.
II. Clouds on the title.
Harry hands Charlie a deed with the intent to pass title and asks Charlie not to record the deed until Harry dies. When is the deed valid?
Which of the following deeds offers the least protection to the grantee?
Which of the following is not necessary to acquire title by adverse possession?
A declaration made by a person to an official stating that a deed has been freely and voluntarily executed is called:
Which of the following parties is in the weakest position against a claim of title by a stranger?
If the grantor delivers a deed to the grantee in which the name of the grantee has been left out inadvertently, the deed is:
Deed may be prepared by which of the following?
I. A real estate broker
II. The owner of the property.
When a buyer uses a quitclaim deed to extinguish his or her interest in a recorded agreement of sale, the quitclaim deed should be signed by?
The recording of a warranty deed:
Susan signs a deed of her property to Patty and delivers it to a neutral escrow company with irrevocable instructions to deliver it to Patty upon Susan’s death. Upon Susan’s death, what is the status of the property’s title?
I. The property passes to Susan’s heirs.
II. The property passes to Patty.
In the transfer of real property by deed, ownership changes hands when the deed has been:
In the event that a deed to a property was drawn to Alice and she died prior to the date of the deed’s delivery, which of the following statements would be true?
From the following, check the statute or act that creates the need for a deed to be in writing:
The covenant in a deed stating that the grantor has full possession of the premises in fee simple, or any other estate he purports to convey, is called the covenant of:
The covenant against encumbrances in a deed of conveyance warrants against the existence of all of the following undisclosed matters except:
Which of the following is (are) true relating to a conveyance of real property?
I. An illiterate grantor is incompetent.
II. A conveyance by an unmarried minor transfers absolute title
In order to convey title to real property, a deed must contain which of the following:
I. Words of conveyance
II. An offer and acceptance
Which of the following must sign a deed for it to be valid?
I. Words of conveyance.
II. An offer and acceptance.
Which of the following statements regarding the recording of deeds is (are) true?
I. An unrecorded deed is not enforceable.
II. A deed must be signed by the grantor in order to be recorded.
As far as its validity between grantor and grantee is concerned, a deed that is not dated, acknowledged, or recorded is:
A claim for adverse possession is most nearly valid if:
Which of the following is (are) essential elements of a valid deed?
I. The legal description of the property
II. The grantee is of age and of sound mind
Title to real property may be conveyed:
I. To a minor.
II. By the quitclaim deed.
A valid deed in completion of a sales contract must be signed by which of the following?
I. The buyer
II. The seller
A valid deed must contain which of the following groups of elements?
I. Competent grantor, valuable consideration, habendum clause
II. Property description, words of conveyance, covenants of title, execution
A deed signed by the grantor only is:
I. Invalid until recorded.
II. Valid and title will pass when the deed is delivered.
A document in which legal title to real property is transferred from one person to another is a:
In a deed the grantee:
A deed whereby the grantor makes certain covenants and warrants to defend against certain claims that arose only during the period of ownership is:
One who acquires property under a deed is a:
All of the following deeds are valid except:
Which of the following statements is (are) true concerning a general warranty deed?
I. It must be signed by the grantee if he is a trust beneficiary.
II. It insures title.
Which of the following is least important to the validity of a deed?
At which point in a real estate transaction does legal title to real property pass?
Which of the following statements is true concerning recording a deed?
A warranty deed may be used to convey which type of estate?
I. Fee simple estate
II. Life estate
Charlie delivers a valid deed to Baker who fails to record the deed. Baker then loses the deed and dies with Charlie in an accident before it is found. Who owns the property?
Which one of the following is an essential element in an adverse possession claim to real property ownership?
Which one of the following is least likely a contract?
Which of the following statements regarding a bargain and sale deed is (are) true?
I. It transfers possession but not legal title.
II. It is used when the grantor is unsure whether or not he has good title.
For which of the following reasons would a grantor decide to use a special warranty deed rather than a general warranty deed?
I. The grantor is unsure whether there are any encumbrances on the title.
II. The grantor wants to reduce his liability for defects occurring prior to delivering title.
Which of these statements about deeds is (are) true?
I. The general warranty deed gives the most liability to the grantor.
II. The quitclaim deed gives the least protection to the grantee.
One tenant in common attempts to convey the entire free simple interest in the property to a grantee using a general warranty deed. Which convent in the deed would be violated?
I. Convent of further assurance
II. Convent seisin
Upon an examination of one public records, the examiner discovers at assumption deed. Which of the following would be found in the deed?
I. A grantee
II. Signature of grantor and grantee
Which of the following is (are) true regarding a transfer of title by adverse possession?
I. The transfer of title is governed by state law.
II. The transfer is involuntary.
Assume that a deed is signed by the grantor on Sunday and delivered to the grantee on Tuesday. Which of the following statements is (are) true?
I. The deed is invalid.
II. The deed is not acceptable for recordation.
A grantor is willing to make the standard covenants of good title but wants to limit his or her liability to claims arising during the ownership term. A broker might advise the grantor to execute which type of deed?
Which of the following is least likely to contain a legal description of a parcel of real property?
Which of the following documents is most likely to be incorporated by reference in a warranty deed?
All but one of the following terms describe the type of occupancy needed for adverse possession:
Which of the following statements best describes the covenant of quiet enjoyment in a general warranty deed?
For adverse possession to be effective, all of the following must be present except: