I have been both a Real Estate Agent and land use consultant for over 30 years in Napa, Sonoma and Lake Counties. My focus is and has been in assisting land owners and potential buyers interested in land use is to understand the Chain of Title to their property. Most owners believe the preliminary title report is the most important document concerning land ownership. This is essentially not the case. The most important document to owners and prospective buyers is the Chain of Title. Please let me tell you why!! Preceding your title report there have possibly been many landowners who have owned a property back to the original creation of the parcel of land. Typically in these three counties, the first land divisions were created prior to 1860 as Spanish and Mexican Land Grants called 'Rancho's'. After the Rancho's, the second major land divisions were listed as Homestead Grants which are also known as Land Patents. These original homestead grants were signed and granted to the U.S. Citizen (owner) by our United States Government between 1860 to the early 1900's. Additionally other types of land ownerships came from recorded subdivisions of lands in cities and counties all over the State of California as well as those that were created by mining claims and tax reclamation deeds from the government.
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