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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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Guide to Mechanic Liens for Real Estate in Ohio
Mechanic’s liens protect the interests of contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and laborers on construction jobs when work goes unpaid. In Ohio, a mechanic’s lien is a right provided under the state Constitution. Liens are available a...

Probate and Transferring a Decedent’s Real Property in New Jersey
What happens to a person’s property after death? The decedent’s assets comprise his or her estate, and become subject to a legal process called probate. Titles 3A and 3B of the New Jersey Revised Statutes govern probate in the state. Probate i...

The Mechanic Lien Process for Real Estate in Texas
A mechanic’s lien is an encumbrance on an owner’s title, used to guarantee payment to builders, contractors, and construction businesses which build or repair structures, by using the property where the work was completed as a form of collateral....

Probate Transfers of Real Property in Nevada
Probate is the legal process of settling a decedent’s estate and transferring property to devisees or heirs entitled to receive it. In Nevada, probate proceedings are overseen by the district court of the county where the decedent resided at the ti...

Distribution of a Decedent's Realty in New Hampshire
Probate is the legal process of settling a deceased person’s estate and transferring the remaining assets to devisees or heirs. Title LVI of the New Hampshire Revised Statutes governs the probate process in New Hampshire. Property subject to pro...

Transferring a Decedents Real Property Interest in Nebraska
Probate is the legal process of distributing a person’s assets after death according to the provisions of the decedent’s will and the Nebraska Probate Code. Any part of the decedent’s estate that does not transfer by will is distributed pursuan...

Devolution of Real Property After Death in Montana
When a Montanan dies, probate is required for any property he or she held individually or as a tenant in common; property held in a survivorship interest devolves to survivors by process of law; property held in trust or with a beneficiary designatio...

Transfers of Real Property from Decedents Estates in Missouri
Probate is the legal process of settling a decedent’s estate and distributing his or her property to those entitled by the decedent’s will or by laws of intestate succession to receive it. In Missouri, the laws governing probate proceedings are c...

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...

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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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