I recently completed the purchase of my home through a land installment contract; what do I need to do to complete the process?
In short, you need to record a properly executed deed. At the end of this process you want everyone in the world to have notice that you own your property and have the exclusive right to enjoy it. A properly recorded deed provides the means by which to accomplish this goal. Real property transfers from one party (grantor) to another party (grantee) via a written instrument called a deed. Simply put, the deed recites that the grantor is granting or transferring the real property to the grantee. The grantee, or the buyer in our scenario, takes the deed to the county offices where it is recorded. Once recorded, anyone considering that particular piece of real property may perform a search and see that the real property is owned by the grantee.
The above question and answer is based on a hypothetical situation. The information provided above is not legal advice. The information presented is a short summary of the stated issue and is not intended to be relied upon in any specific circumstance.