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John Barbuto, Home Seller in Pennsylvania

how do i sell a property without a deed?

Asked by John Barbuto, Pennsylvania Mon Apr 14, 2008

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John,
From Colonial times, having the actual original copy of a deed was very important to prove ownership. Today, when there is a transfer of ownership, deeds are (almost always) recorded in the couthouse of the county where the property is located. The answers you already received address this typical modern situation, where seller cannot find their copy of the deed.
IF in fact deed was not recorded at the last transfer, you probably need an attorney to help sort out ownership and chain of title.
Hope that helps.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 16, 2008
you can get a copy at the court house . I paid $3.00 for one just awhile ago. you will need this . Also you will need to pay to have a new one drawn up for the buyers.You will sign off of the deed at settlement. the new deed will have the new owners name on it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 15, 2008
The realtor you hire will be able to help you. Any title company will be able to pull the old deed. Also, a new deed would be prepared as well for the purchase by which every title company handles the sale.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 15, 2008
Yes, as Henry said a copy will be available for you at your local courthouse. If you hire an attorney to prepare a deed for the future owner, the attorney may be able to obtain a copy for you as well. In order to sell your property - a new deed reflecting the new owner's name (signed by seller) needs to be furnished to the buyer at closing.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 14, 2008
Not a problem at all. Try t o sell it on your own or list it with a Realtor and all you need to do is get a copy of it from your local courthouse from the records department.
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