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E-Recording, or electronic document recording, is the process of transmitting real property documents electronically to the local government entity charged with recording and maintaining public records. The process is similar to traditional recording methods except that documents are submitted within minutes without ever leaving your house or office, and recorded documents are returned electronically immediately after recording.
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A recorder, sometimes called the registrar of deeds or clerk of courts, is a government official responsible for maintaining public records and documents, especially records relating to real estate ownership such as real estate deeds and mortgages. Find your local recorder.
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What is a Real Estate Deed?

A deed is a legal instrument (document), almost always in writing, that passes an interest in real estate from one person to another person. Other frequently asked questions about real estate deeds.
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Oregon Construction Lien Waivers
Oregon’s Construction Lien Law is codified at ORS 87.001 to 87.060 and 87.075 to 87.093. Liens are instruments, recorded with the land records for the locality where the relevant real property is situated, that document the agreement between the...

Minnesota Probate: Transfers of Real Property
Probate is the legal process of settling a person’s estate after he or she has died, including distributing the decedent’s property to those entitled to receive it. Regardless of whether the decedent left a will, all property (real and personal) ...

Making a Mechanic’s Lien Claim in Virginia
In Virginia, a lien claimant may make a claim for a mechanic’s lien by completing and recording a “Memorandum for Mechanic’s Lien” document. There are separate versions of the Memorandum depending on whether the claimant is a contractor, subc...

Colorado Lien Waivers – What type should I use?
Lien waivers are a type of contractual document used to waive or “give up” a person’s claim to a mechanic’s lien. Waivers are usually granted on a quid pro quo basis, i.e., “pay me for the work completed up to this point and I’ll guarante...

Massachusetts Estate Administration Deeds
What happens to your property after you die? Most likely, your assets will be subject to probate, the legal process of settling an estate and distributing any remaining property to those entitled to receive it. All assets that do not pass directly th...

Maine Personal Representative’s Deeds
When a resident of Maine dies, it is likely that his or her estate will likely require probate. Probate is the process by which a property owner’s estate is transferred to the persons entitled to inherit it. All property which does not transfer thr...

Deeds Relating to Estate Administration in Kentucky
When a person dies, his or her estate is subject to court-supervised administration, a process referred to as probate. Probate enables persons who are entitled to receive it to inherit a decedent’s property, pursuant either to the terms of a will o...

Kansas Estate Administration Deeds
Probate is the court process by which a person’s assets are transferred to those entitled to receive them after he or she has died. This process, also called estate administration, is mandatory for all of the decedent’s property that does not tra...

Probate of real property in Idaho
Probate is the court-overseen process by which property is transferred to a decedent’s distributees and/or heirs upon death. A distributee is any person who receives a decedent’s property other than as a purchaser or creditor, and an heir is a pe...

Obtaining a Mechanic’s Lien on Real Property in Washington
In Washington, any licensed contractor, subcontractor, or supplier who furnishes labor, professional services, materials, or equipment is entitled to claim a mechanic’s lien. Every person claiming a lien must file and record a notice of claim of li...

Georgia Probate and Real Property
Probate is the legal process by which a decedent’s property is transferred to those entitled to receive it. All real property that does not transfer by means of a survivorship interest or a recorded transfer on death deed, or property held in a tru...

Conveying Real Property out of Probate Estates in Washington, DC
Probate is the legal process of administering a person’s estate after he or she has died. The Probate Division of the Superior Court oversees the probate process for residents of the District of Columbia. Assets subject to probate include any pr...

A Connecticut Land Deed and the Probate Court: Executor’s and Administrator’s Deeds
The Connecticut Probate Court oversees the transfer of a decedent’s property to those entitled to it in a process called probate. All property the decedent owned at the time of death must go through probate, excluding survivorship assets, assets he...

Colorado Probate: Devising, Distributing, or Selling a Decedent’s Real Property
When acquiring real property, it is important to consider your plans for the property following your death, and make estate planning decisions accordingly. Many factors determine what will happen to property in the event of an owner’s death, inc...

Real Property and Probate in Delaware
When a property owner in Delaware dies, the decedent’s estate must be opened in probate, with some exceptions. In Delaware, the Register of Wills – a division of the Chancery Court – oversees estate administration in the county in which the dec...

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Real Estate Deed History
In the United States, land ownership began with land grants from England that formed the basis for the 13 original colonies. After the American Revolutionary War, new federal government owned the land in the 13 colonies. Learn More
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