A deed is a legal document that states who owns a piece of property. We’ve got articles, blog posts, podcasts, and videos with information for your questions about who owns the property, transferring deeds and quit claim deeds.
If you want to transfer property in to a revocable living trust - can you do so without a lawyer? Because it can be a complicated process and an error with the title could cause future problems, you should pay an attorney to do it. Or you can go to a title company for help.
To transfer a deed to a home, the persons involved must consent. If a person wants to give a gift of real estate, they can purchase the property and deed it to someone else. But putting someone on a deed will not be sufficient to transfer title of the property to the recipient.
No one should ever sign his or her name to a mortgage loan or any other legal document without understanding exactly what the document says and what the transaction is all about. Mortgage documents can run several dozen pages, but by initialing each page, you're certifying that you have read and understand what each page says.
A mother's will outlined that her personal property would be divided equally between her two sons. One son later says he has a life estate deed that says he is the sole heir to the property. Finding out if the life estate deed is valid will determine if it trumps what was outlined in the mother's will?
A homeowner recently bought a home and is having a problem with her neighbors and a general utility easement that runs through her property. A general utility easement generally specifies that the utility company has the right to use a certain portion of your line for certain specific uses. The homeowner will need to research the easement to determine if her deed should be corrected.
A woman is divorced from her husband, who lives the the condo they purchased together. She has a deed of trust and a lien on the condo, but the husband refinanced under his name. If there is a lien on the property, the husband should not have been able to refinance, so the lien may not be effective.
A single man put is sister on the title of his home in case something happened to him. Now that he is married, he would like to take his sister off of the title but she will not agree to the change. There are many reasons why you should always check with an attorney before putting someone's name on the title of a major asset.
It can be difficult to find the original value of real estate property. Finding a copy of the original deed or other related documents can help you determine the original sales price and value of a piece of real estate. Ilyce and Sam tell you where to look if you're trying to find the original sales price and value of real estate property.
A woman is in the process of getting a divorce but is considering removing her husband's name from the home's deed before the divorce is final. Even though the woman says her husband abandoned her, he could still have rights to their home because his name is on the deed. A divorce attorney will help this woman move forward and protect herself during the divorce.
A couple splits up leaving the name of the man on the mortgage but both names on the title. Now the gentleman is stuck with the debt of the mortgage and not sole ownership of the home. The man can either buy the woman's share of the home or go to court to have the home awarded to him and become the sole owner on the title.