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I just want to know if this description on my Deed of Trust matches the parcel number and description on another doc

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Hi, I have a parcel number and a physical description. I need to find out if the Deed of Trust and Assignment of Rents the county sent me matches the physical address in the description with the parcel number on a different document. In other words, is it possible for one location to be described in two different ways? The parcel number on the description is 96-106-3-4 or 096-0106-003-04 plot 55 of the Rancho El Valle De San Jose, as set down on the plat accompanying the report of the referees in the suit in the partition of Bernal vs Bernal, and recorded in the book 40 of the Deeds, page 315, Alameda County records, described as follows: Beginning at the point of intersection of the Eastern line of the reailriad ave, 4500 feet wide, with the southern line of Spring street, 40.00 feet wide: Running thence along the said last mentioned line south 72 degrees 01' East 117.00 FEET more or less, to a point distant south 72 degrees 01'east 562.00 feet from the intersection of the southern line of spring street with the eastern line of main street as said streets are shown on the map of survey portion of the plot 55 in pleasanton, filed June 5, 1931 in book 1. record of the surveys page 22, Alameda county records, said last mentioned point being the actual point of commencement: running thence along the south 18 degrees 40' West parallel with the said line of Main street 200.00 feet to a point on the Southern line of said plot 55; thence North 18 degrees 40' EAST parallel with the said line of Main Street 200.00 Feet to the actual point of commencement. The Deed of Trust and Assignment of Rents the county sent me has a different description and I just want to know if they are both describing the same thing and if not what it is describing? Lot 6 in Block 2, as said lot and block are shown on the map of tract 1127. Pleasanton, Alameda County, California, filed October 15, 1951, in Book 31 of Maps, page 70, in the office of the county recorder of Alameda County.

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Oct 21, 2020

If I were you, I would contact a title company. 

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Oct 21, 2020
Yes its common to have different descriptions in deeds or other documents. The first one you cite is the “meets and bounds”, i.e. a surveyors description, and the second is the location of the lot in a subdivision plan. To verify they refer to the same parcel you will have to look up the second description at the county recorder and verify the meets and bounds recorded there for the lot described in the deed of trust matches the meets and bounds you recite in your question.
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