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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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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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Real Property Transfers by Trust in New Mexico
A trust is an alternate option for holding title to real property. Trusts involve three parties: the settlor (sometimes called the grantor), who contributes property to the trust; the trustee, who holds title to the trust property and administers the...

Real Property Transfers out of Living Trusts in North Carolina
In the State of North Carolina, living trusts are governed by the North Carolina Uniform Trust Code, at Chapter 36C of the General Statutes. (Business trusts are governed by Chapter 39, Article 8 of the General Statutes.) A trust is an alternate m...

Transferring Real Property from a Living Trust in New Hampshire
A trust is a property interest wherein a settlor conveys assets to a trustee, who holds the title to those assets for the benefit of a third party (the beneficiary). Valid trust instruments also identify the relevant assets, state the settlor’s int...

Recording Assignments of Mortgage in New York
An assignment of mortgage transfers a lender’s interest in a mortgage to another party, usually a bank. Because they involve changes in the status of a real estate title, assignments must be recorded with the land records for the county where the p...

Conveying Real Property From a Living Trust in Nevada
For purposes of estate planning, a living trust allows the trust maker to make decisions about their assets in the event of death. The settlor establishes the terms and assets of the trust in a document called the trust instrument. In addition to app...

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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
History of real estate deeds in the united states