Real Property Appraisals/Easement


I have an "easement" on my written deed but does not specify if I own this.  The plot map in the town shows it is my property.

How can I find out if I own this?


You will have to go to a local Title Company and have a Title Company engineer plot this easement on the plat map for your lot.

The Title Company can also research what this easement entails, who recorded the easement, and who/what the ownership is.

This in important information because it may affect the use of your lot. I recall a case I had several years ago in which a property was purchased and an easement was not disclosed or discovered by the Title Company. The easement's location in the back yard precluded the ability to build a pool. The Buyer's specifically bought the property so they could build a pool.

very important to determine what the easement is & then determine if it affects the use of your lot.

John C. Carlson
Victorville & Diamond Bar, CA

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Any questions regarding commercial and/or residential appraising, appraisals or real estate valuation such as: appraising as a profession, valuation techniques, comparable sales selection & analysis, the new HVCC and how it affects appraisers & Borrowers. Also, questions like: "Why did my appraisal come in low & what can I do about it?" I cannot answer questions about comparable data in areas in which I do not practice. I have expertise in most areas of So. California.


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