Quitclaim Deeds in California

According to California law, a quitclaim deed is a document that enables you to relinquish and/or transfer real property interest, whether recorded or not, in land and or gas, mineral, or oil rights. Most people who sign quitclaim deeds do so when they are transferring the land to a family member. This is because a quitclaim deed does not "guarantee" the grantor has, in fact, valid ownership of the real estate property. Because the parties involved in gift transfer of ownership of real estate property and in quitclaim deeds are usually close family members, it is not necessary to hire a lawyer. In fact, it is a waste of money to hire a lawyer for something as simple as a quitclaim deed. The best choice is to hire a California registered legal document assistant to prepare your quitclaim deed.

By |2020-06-27T15:28:04-07:00June 27th, 2020|Estate Planning, Real Property|0 Comments

What is a Quitclaim Deed?

If you want to transfer a real estate property, or your ownership interest in one, to someone else, you do not need to hire a lawyer. Giving your son or daughter a house is not a complex, risky legal process, but lawyers will charge you for it as if you are trying to accomplish a business merger. If you need to transfer property to a person or entity through a quitclaim deed, you should still have this document professionally prepared. The best person to prepare quitclaim documents in California is a non-attorney legal document assistant; unlike paralegals, legal document assistants are professionally qualified to work independently of lawyers and law firms.

By |2020-06-14T16:12:18-07:00June 14th, 2020|Estate Planning, Real Property|0 Comments

Changing Title on a House – How to Do it Right

If you need to change the title on a house, be confident you have handled all steps in the process correctly. It's always best to hire a professional to prepare a deed or other title transfer. Otherwise, with an improper deed, you might not have the ownership rights you believe you have. Worst yet, you might retain ownership responsibilities you think you no longer should have.

By |2019-07-06T19:30:13-07:00July 4th, 2019|Real Property|0 Comments

How to Transfer Ownership of Real Property

In order to complete a transfer of real property, you must sign over ownership and legally transfer the property using some type of transfer deed. Once the deed is recorded in the proper county, you are essentially done. However, the process can be more complicated, especially if you fail to properly prepare the deed or include an incomplete legal description. In addition, it is possible to record an incorrect deed that fails to properly real property, and not be aware of the problem until it is too late.

By |2019-06-30T17:48:53-07:00June 29th, 2019|Real Property|0 Comments

How to Transfer Real Property Title

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to hire an attorney to transfer real property title in California. In earlier days, title companies were able to prepare the necessary documents to transfer real property title. Nowadays, title companies no longer offer this service and often refer people to A People's Choice for this routine [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:14-08:00June 11th, 2017|Real Property|Comments Off on How to Transfer Real Property Title

How to Transfer Real Property Title

If you need to transfer real property title in California, you will be pleased to know that the process is quite simple with the right help. Property deeds are used to memorialize the transfer in the County Recorder's office. In the past, title companies offered the services of preparing deeds. Over the years, that service [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:19-08:00April 28th, 2017|Real Property|1 Comment

Securing a Loan With Deed of Trust

In California, loans can be secured by real property through a deed of trust. Accordingly, a deed of trust is a security instrument that functions like a mortgage. For the most part, people refer to a home loan as a “mortgage.” Technically, however, a mortgage is not actually a loan but rather a document given [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:46:43-08:00July 26th, 2016|Real Property|Comments Off on Securing a Loan With Deed of Trust