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1

Recorded notice stating a lawsuit is pending that may affect title to the defendant’s real estate.

Lis Pendens

2

A lien against all property of
a debtor, instead of just one particular property.


General Lien

3

A judicial proceeding in which the validity of a will is established and the executor is authorized to distribute the estate property; or, when there is no valid will, a judicial proceeding in which an administrator is appointed to distribute the estate to heirs according to the laws of intestate succession.

Probate

4

for the life of another —used of an estate the tenancy of which is measured by the life of a person other than the tenant — compare life estate

pur autre vie

5

A freehold estate lasting only as long
as a specified person does lives. That person
is referred to as the measuring life.

Life Estate

6

A lien that attaches only to a particular property.

Specific Lien

7

Deed that contains no covenants or warranties although ownership is implied.

Referee’s Deed

8

The actual lawful ownership of real property and refers to holding the bundle of rights conveyed. Title is not a document, but rather a theory pertaining to ownership.

Title

9

A person with easement
rights on another’s property; either the owner of a dominant tenement, or someone who has an easement in gross.

Dominant Tenant

10

Property that receives the benefit of an appurtenant easement.

Dominant Tenement

11

The ratio of total assessed
value to the municipality’s total market
value

Level of Assessment (LOA)

12

The amount of money borrowed, compared to the value (or price) of the property.

Loan-to-Value Ratio (LTV)

13

When a real estate agent buys the principal’s property (or sells it to a relative, friend, etc., or to a business the agent has an interest), without disclosing that fact to the principal, then sells it for a profit.

Self-dealing

14

1. Entering and exiting; usually refers to a road or other means of access to a property. 2. An easement that gives the dominant tenant access to the dominant tenement.

Ingress and Egress

15

Claim, encumbrance, or defect that makes title to real property unmarketable.

Cloud on Title

16

When a loan balance decreases because of periodic installments that pay down both principal and interest.

Amortization

17

When monthly payments retire the debt over the life of the loan instead of leaving the borrower with a large balloon payment at the end of the loan term.

Amortized Loans

18

Permission to use land in a way typically not allowed by current zoning laws.

Area Variance

19

Extra, non-like-kind property that can be a part of a like-kind exchange to make up for pricing disparity between like-kind properties.

Boot

20

A legal action is pending

Lis Pendens

Legal term for transfer of property

21

The toxic liquid organic compounds used as an insulating medium for electrical transformers

PCBs

22

And insulation that contains formaldehyde

UFFI

23

A chemical that is dangerous to our ozone layer

Chlorofluorocarbons

24

Income approach
sales approach
cost approach
comparative market analysis

Which one of these is not an appraisal approaches to value?

Income, sales, and cost approach all appraisals to value the comparative market analysis is not.

25

One difference between federal fair housing law and New York human rights law:

New York law covers commercial property as well as residential

26

Another difference between New York law as opposed to federal fair housing law

New York has more protected classes than federal law

27

Town or village planning board consist of how many members who are appointed?

5 to 7

28

The conservation advisory Council deals with what type of issues?

Environmental

29

The story preservation commission, zoning board feels, and building department would most likely deal with renovating what type of property?

Historic