The process of recording a document is notice to the world. That is, the property has been sold or given to someone. Now, if you do not file or record your deed, if someone else buys that land without knowing that you have bought it and they take their deed and record it, they are going to have a better chance of being able to take that property than you will.
You need a real estate deed whenever you need to sell or transfer the title to another person or to a corporation or to a trust.
The real estate deed becomes effective when the deed is delivered to the buyer or the one who receives the property.
The deed is proof of ownership of the property and that is what you need to sell your real estate. If you do not have land, it is much more expensive to go back in history and build up any deeds that are not in your chain of title.
I recommend on the deed itself, in the space where you put the name or names of the buyers, insert the words “tenants in common” or “joint tenants”.
A deed must be notarized to make it enforceable and recordable. It must be filed to be noticed to the world. If it is not recorded, then you might be keeping yourself from being able to sell that property, because if someone else does get their deed filed, then they are the first ones to have notice to the world that they own that property.
If a trust owns the property or is receiving the property, then it is called a trust deed. A trust deed is a completely valid deed.
Transfer on Death Deed is a new name for the deed that is being used now in order for the property to go directly to the grantee upon the death of the holder of the deed, or the death of the grantor. It does not have to go through probate.
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