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Three basic methods are used to describe real estate in United States.

1. Metes and bounds
2. Rectangular (government) survey
3. Recorded subdivision plat

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Metes and Bounds

distance, direction, and boundaries. Measured from starting point to point (place) of beginning (POB) for a particular parcel.

3

Rectangular (Government) Survey

based on sets of two intersecting lines: principal meridians (north and south) and base lines (east and west).

4

Recorded Subdivision Plat

by lot and block number

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Acre of land

43,560 square feet

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Township and Sections

Contains 36 sections, each section is one square mile, or 640 acres, with 43,560 square feet in each acre.

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Which methods are used to describe Texas properties?

metes and bounds or by recorded subdivision plat

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Survey Sketch

shows the location and dimensions of a parcel

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Improvement Survey

shows the location, size, and shape of improvements located on the lot

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U.S. Geological Survey "Datum"

A point, line, or surface from which elevations are measured or indicated. Used in description of an air lot.

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(Units of Land Measurements) vera

331/3 inches (by Texas statute)

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Air Lot

A portion of airspace within specific boundaries located over a parcel of land