Services

Morongo Realty assists the Tribe and the Tribal Members with all their Realty and Title matters, such as:

  • Title Status Reports (TSR)
    A report issued after a title examination which shows the proper legal description of a tract of Indian land; current ownership, including any applicable conditions, exceptions, restrictions, or encumbrances on record; and whether the land is in unrestricted, restricted, trust, or other status as indicated by the records in a Land Titles and Records Office.

     
  • Individual Trust Interest Report (ITI)
    This report contains essential information about a landowner's trust land (surface) and mineral (mineral rights) holdings.  For example, it lists the location and size of a trust land allotment, the allottee's share of undivided interests in an allotment

     
  • Fee-to-Trust
    Trust lands are protected from sale or default to non-Indians, are free from county taxation and are within tribal jurisdiction.  Having lands in trust status also allows individual Indian landowners and tribes to take advantage of federal programs restricted to trust lands, such as opportunities for business development, housing, environmental, and cultural protection.

     
  • Mortgages
    Take advantage of the HUD-184 Program through qualified lenders.

     
  • Gifts Deeds
    A gift deed provides a way for transferring land between individual Indians or between individual Indians and the tribe with no money being exchanged.

     
  • Partitions
    A partition is a division of the property itself among the co-owners or to a conveyed individual.

     
  • Residential Lease for Housing
    A Residential Lease can be used for the development of an allotment, together with improvements for housing.

     
  • Commercial Leasing
    A tribe or individual can lease property for the purposes of economic development and income.

     
  • Surveys
    Cadastral surveys in general: create; mark; define; retrace; resurvey; and reestablish the boundaries and subdivisions of the Federally held lands of the United States, including trust land. A common use of a survey is to determine a legal property boundary.  The first stage in such a survey is to research relevant title records such as deeds, survey monumentation (marks on the ground), and any public or private records that provide relevant data.

     
  • Appraisals
    Appraisals are used to determine the fair market value for Indian trust land and resources.  Appraisals of Indian land must comply with certain standards, but because every piece of property is unique, there is no one form or format used by all appraisers.  All appraisers working or contracting for OST are required to follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and are required to be certified general appraisers.