All you need to know is that any time you make a change in your real estate status, you need a real estate deed of one type or the other for the transaction to be valid. Deeds are needed even if you are not buying or selling property. If you add or delete a name from the title, you need a new deed. However, you cannot just delete a name from a deed without that persons permission. They have to agree to be removed from the deed, sign the deed, and have their signature notarized.
Another type of deed is the general warranty deed, which is similar to a grant deed. There is one major difference and that is, warranty deeds have a third guarantee. The third guarantee is that the title is free of any defects, even if a previous owner caused the defect. Depending on state law, a phrase such as "conveys and warrants" is included. These are considered operative words of conveyance.
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.
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.