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What information does the Deed provide?

What information does the Deed provide?

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“In common law, a deed is any legal document that transfers the ownership of real estate from the seller to the buyer”. In other words, is the document that ensures the house you just bought is yours.

Many people visit us to run online title searches. While they often search for the title on a property, they usually want to know where to find the deed to a house. Titles are not physical, but conceptual.

When you own a property, you own both the deed and the title. In real estate, to hold a title means you have ownership and a right to use the property. A property deed is a legal document that transfers property ownership from a seller/grantor to a buyer/grantee. A deed contains the legal description of the property (including property lines) and denotes the seller/grantor and the buyer/grantee. It shows who you bought your house from, and when you sell it, it shows those to whom you sold it. Both parties must sign the document to make it official.

What are the elements of a deed?

  • A property deed is a legal document that contains several key elements, including:
    1. Names of the Grantor and Grantee: The grantor is the current owner of the property who is transferring ownership, and the grantee is the new owner who is receiving the property.
    2. Property Description: The deed must include a description of the property being transferred. This can include the address, lot number, and other identifying information.
    3. Consideration: Consideration refers to the value or price paid for the property being transferred.
    4. Signatures: The grantor must sign the deed, and in some cases, the grantee may also be required to sign.
    5. Delivery and Acceptance: The deed must be delivered and accepted by the grantee to be valid.
    6. Notary Acknowledgment: A notary public may be required to witness the signing of the deed and provide a notarization.
    7. Legal Language: A property deed typically includes legal language that specifies the type of deed being used, any restrictions or covenants on the property, and any warranties or guarantees provided by the grantor.

    These are the most common elements found in a property deed, but the specific requirements can vary by jurisdiction and the type of deed being used.

Who holds the deed to my house?

When you purchase a house with a mortgage, the lender has the rights to that property until the loan or debt is paid. If you buy a house without a mortgage, the real estate attorney or title company records the deed and issues a copy to you.

How do I locate the deed to a property?

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