What is a deed?

A deed is a document that transfers the ownership of real estate. There are many forms of deeds. Warranty deeds and quit claim deeds are among two of the most common forms used. A warranty deed is a guarantee from the buyer to the seller that he has a good, clear title, and guarantees that previous owners or heirs have no interest in the property. A quit claim deed is used to release the name of a person who may have interest in or claim to the property.

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1. What is a deed?
2. Can I make out my own deed?
3. Does the Register of Deeds only record real estate records?
4. Can the Register of Deeds do a title search and tell me if I have clear title to my property?
5. What is a lien?