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December 22, 2009
A deed is a common document used in real estate transactions to transfer property titles. Real estate deeds must be filed through the local County Recorder's office. They are used to document legal property description, individuals involved in the transaction, and property owner.
When real estate is transferred, a new deed is recorded. The type of deed used depends on the state where property is located, as well as the type of real estate transaction. The most common include: warranty deeds, deed of trust, quitclaim, grant, and deed in lieu of foreclosure. Let's take a brief look at each deed definition.