does a quit claim deed need to be recorded?

Asked by Gladys, Ingleside, IL Tue Apr 15, 2008

what if the real estate deed is not recorded after a years, is it still valid

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Ranj Mohip, Other Pro, Chicago, IL
Sat May 28, 2011
An unrecorded deed is valid, but it needs to be recorded to be recognized.

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John Walin, Agent, Libertyville, IL
Tue Jun 28, 2011
Just record the deed at the county, they can tell you if you need a lawyer to do or if it is appropriate for you to submit as is for a small fee.
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Keith Sorem, Agent, Glendale, CA
Tue Apr 15, 2008
Gladys,
I suggest you discuss your question with a real estate attorney. You are asking a question regarding "vesting", or how people hold title to property. This question has serious legal consequences, and each locality has differing customs.

I will tell that I have been told by title people that a quitclaim can cause title insurance problems (meaning to say "who has clear title to a property".
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