A security deed replaces a mortgage and is used when the owner borrows against the property and the lender requires an interest in the property. The owner keeps using the property but the lender has title to it until the loan is repaid.
If you want to sign your land over to your children, you need a property deed. Any change at all in ownership or status requires legal documentation (just another name for a deed). Of course, once you sign a deed, you have to file the deed with the authorities. Usually this means having it recorded at the County Recorders office or with the Recorder of Deeds. This action is referred to as the transfer or the conveyance of the deed and it takes place once the grantee accepts the conditions and the grantor signs the document and has it notarized.
The seller (grantor) and the buyer (grantee) can be individuals, corporations, or other entities. The appropriate description is accurately detailed in the deed document. The grantor must meet legal requirements, which vary from area to area. The typical requirements are that the person is competent to make the deal. Also, the deed must be signed by the grantor.
You do not need to hire a lawyer to help you through the steps of conveying real property. All the tiny details can confound you if you try to do it on your own without the proper form. Sometimes there are nuances such as joint tenants with rights or tenants in common. These might sound like the same thing but they are not. Then there are variations such as rights of survivorship.
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