If your thinking about selling your home, it’s a good idea to find out who really owns the property. You may think you’re the homeowner, but if it’s been a while since you purchased, you may have forgotten that the property is in a trust, or you added additional owners (a spouse or additional lender).
This information helps determine who should sign contracts and disclosures.
Paperwork should match what’s on the grant deed (a legal document recorded at the County Recorder’s office identifying who the legal owner(s) are).
You can get a copy by visiting your local county recorder’s office (a bit of a hassle).
At Turnbloom & Associates, we’ve got it covered by working closely with the title company to grab a copy of the grant deed and do some title research to check for hidden issues that need to be taken care of prior to sale.
If you need help obtaining a copy of your grant deed or have any questions regarding legal ownership, contact us. We are experts at trusts, probate and title issues and work closely with title companies to solve problems and get you on your way!
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