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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) owne...


Understanding the Minnesota Affidavit of Trustee

The affidavit of trustee for real property transactions is codified at Minn. Stat. 501C.1014. It contains sworn statements made by a trustee regarding the trust which they are representing and their authority to enter into the transaction affecting ...


Beware of Real Estate Deed Solicitation Scams

From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Landowners in eleventh-century England transferred land by gathering on the land with a group of witnesses to physically deliver the property to the new owner, such as by handing over a cl...


Abstract and Torrens Property in Minnesota

There are two different ways of owning and indexing real property in Minnesota: Abstract Title and Torrens (Registered). Registered land is more common around the Twin Cities area, while rural counties have more Abstract land. The Torrens System has ...