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Learning about Legal Descriptions | With Whatcom Land Title

  • Den Finder Real Estate 4252 Cordata Parkway Bellingham, WA, 98226 United States (map)

We are hanging out with Whatcom Land Title Company today!

Legal Description Training

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We will learn:

  • What is a legal description?

  • 2 types of legal descriptions

  • Rectangular Survey System explained

  1. How does this information benefit a realtor? (why should be here, friends!)

The transfer of real property is the reason there are brokers. The legal description describes the real property and it’s a broker’s job to understand what is being bought and sold. An address doesn’t legally describe a property therefore, it’s in the best interest of a broker and his/her clients that he/she is familiar with the basic understanding of a legal description.

  1. How does a legal description impact a transaction

Without a legal, we are only guessing as to what is being conveyed. If the wrong legal or incomplete legal is used, it can invalidate the contract. If a title company isn’t given the proper legal, the wrong property could be examined causing delays in the closing. If a realtor doesn’t attach a legal to the listing, they can be fined. If there is an error in the legal, it can invalidate or stall the closing.

Earlier Event: September 25
Den Finder Meeting
Later Event: October 16
Expired Listings | Den Finder Training