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Navigating Charlotte Real Estate Deeds With Matheson Law Firm, P.A.

Serving the Charlotte, Huntersville & Cornelius, NC Areas

Whether it’s your first time participating in a real estate transaction or you’re a seasoned veteran, all real estate purchases will involve a deed. This crucial document signifies your legal right to the real property you own, and it’s what protects you from third-party claims that challenge your property ownership. There are three main types of deeds, each of which requires you to have a knowledgeable real estate attorney by your side to navigate the process successfully.

At Matheson Law Firm, P.A., our team of legal experts knows exactly what you need to transfer a deed into your name to signify property ownership. From general warranty to quitclaim deeds, our real estate attorneys will help you every step of the way to ensure your property deeds are appropriately filed and transferred.

Contact us online or call (704) 439-1350 to get the real estate deed assistance you need today.

What Is a Real Estate Deed?

A real estate deed is the legal document that signifies your right to own the property in question. There are several requirements for a document to be considered a deed, including the following:

  • Identification: Deeds must adequately identify the grantor, the grantee, the amount paid, and the real estate in question.
  • Conveyance: The document must state that the intent is to transfer the property from the grantor to the grantee.
  • Interest: A deed must also state the interest being conveyed, such as all of the grantor’s interest or a lesser estate.
  • Signature: Both the grantor and notary public must sign the document in order for it to be valid.
  • Delivery: The deed must then be delivered by the grantor to the grantee and accepted by the grantee from the grantor.

Deeds are not required to be recorded in the county Register of Deeds; however, it is highly recommended that you do so anyway, as this can bolster your protection against third-party claims. Matheson Law Firm can help ensure that your property deed is not only valid but also properly recorded in the appropriate county registry to avoid future title claim litigation issues.

Contact us today to find out more about our real estate deed services!

Charlotte Real Estate Deeds That Matheson Law Firm Handles

There are three main types of deeds typically involved in real estate transactions. Matheson Law Firm is proud to provide the following deed services to Charlotte residents and the surrounding region:

No matter your real estate deed needs, our team has legal professionals available to help you navigate the process.

Protect your right to property ownership and ensure your real estate deed is properly recorded and transferred by contacting Matheson Law Firm for assistance today.

We Work With Real Estate Agents in Charlotte, Huntersville & Cornelius

All great real estate agents know that real estate attorneys are required for real estate service. We will help make this process as painless as possible by ensuring you and your real estate clients are protected from unwanted issues and getting the home closed as soon as possible.

Learn more about our real estate attorneys and how our team is able to help yours — call (704) 439-1350 today.

Contact Matheson Law Firm for Your Charlotte Real Estate Deed Services

For more than 20 years, Matheson Law Firm has provided the personalized legal services Charlotte-area residents need to engage in real estate transactions. Seamlessly coordinating efforts between buyers, sellers, agents, and lenders, our legal team has the skills and expertise necessary to assist with all of your real estate deed concerns.

Contact us today by calling (704) 439-1350 to schedule an initial consultation and start handling your real estate deeds the right way.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most significant difference between a warranty deed and a quitclaim deed?

The difference is in the type of guarantees they offer. With a warranty deed, the buyer can sue the seller if there is a lien that is uncleared or if there is any other reason to block the transfer of the property. With a quitclaim deed, the buyer releases the seller of all liability.

Does having your name on a deed affect credit?

No, having your name on a deed won’t necessarily affect your credit score. If it is a deed of trust, i.e., a mortgage or a Home Equity Loan, then it will have a slight impact because it shows as a debt that you are responsible for paying. If it is a simple deed showing ownership, there is no impact to your credit score.

What’s the difference between a title and a deed?

A deed is a written document that establishes legal ownership. The title establishes the legal right to own the property, including to modify, sell, etc.

Can I transfer a real estate deed without an attorney?

While it’s possible, it isn’t usually recommended. Before transferring a real estate deed, an owner has to resolve all mortgages, tax and judgment liens, and any other debts and encumbrances. Because a lot goes into the assurances of a cloud-free title, it’s best to seek professional assistance. If you’re unsure about how to handle a deed transfer, consult with a real estate attorney before proceeding. Having someone with credentials in your corner when you transfer or receive any type of real estate deed is always a wise decision.

When does a real estate deed become effective?

Real estate deeds become effective when they’re delivered from the grantor to the grantee. When the deed is in writing, notarized, given to the grantee, and then recorded in the proper county, it’s presumed the delivery was made with intent to transfer. A seller signs over the deed to a buyer at the real estate closing.

Contact Matheson Law Firm, P.A. at (704) 439-1350 for more questions about real estate law and the services we offer in North Carolina.

Douglas P. Matheson, Attorney at Law

With 20 years of experience in real estate law and closing real estate transactions, I understand your purchase or refinance transaction can feel overwhelming. I am here to provide you with advice, counsel, and peace of mind to help you through the process. Let's keep moving forward together.

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