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A deed is a written document that transfers ownership of land or other real estate from the owner, also known as the grantor, to the buyer, or grantee.

The form a deed takes varies from place to place, but the overall structure and the provisions it contains are the same. The description of the property being transferred is always included.

When you use a mortgage to purchase the property that's being transferred by deed, you may receive the deed at the time of purchase, with the lender holding a lien on the property. Or the deed may belong to the lender until you have paid off the mortgage.

In either case, a deed's creation must be witnessed and should be recorded with the appropriate local authority to ensure its validity.


A written document properly signed,acknowledged,and delivered,and bearing a description of specific property and words of conveyance for that property.

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Changing the ownership of the property, which the owners may easily accomplish with a quitclaim deed, may result in unexpected gift-tax issues.
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1189: He boosts his country by buying back Scottish sovereignty from Richard the Lionheart at the so-called Quitclaim of Canterbury.
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This confirmation eventually provided Beaubien with a quitclaim deed to the property related to the grant, the relevant section of which reads: "this patent shall only be construed as a quitclaim deed or relinquishment on the part of the United States, and shall not affect the adverse right of any other person or persons whomever.
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In 1987, Shropshire terminated the lease to Miscovich and shortly after, sold his claims by quitclaim deed to Tryck.
All of that changed this spring, as the federal government - with the signing of two quitclaim deeds, one in English and one in Hawaiian - formally returned the island to the state, which will hold it in trust for the Hawaiian Sovereign Nation.
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