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Difference Between a Maryland Fee Simple Deed and a Life Estate Deed

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A fee simple title is the greatest possible ownership in land. This ownership can potentially last forever and is in no way limited. There are however multiple different types of fee simple estates: fee simple absolute, fee simple determinable, fee simple subject to executory limitation. The executor will always hold a future interest in the […]

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Maryland Property Deed Attorney: Two Types of Maryland Life Estate Deeds

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A Life Estate Deed is a legal document that grants ownership of a parcel of real property (your house, your land) to two separate parties: (1) the Life Tenant, and (2) the Remainderman. For example you can give another person (or yourself) a life estate interest in your home and retain the right to live […]

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Maryland Property Law Attorney: Removing a Child From a Deed and Transfer Taxes

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I have assisted clients in removing children from Maryland property deeds. There are many instances when doing so make good legal sense. When do so people often ask: will there be transfer taxes? In most instances the transaction is free from transfer taxes under Maryland law. That said, you should have an attorney first review […]

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Happy New Year! Time to Update Your Property Deed-Title?

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For a free consultation today, contact attorney Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, sreichert@reichertlegal.com or by clicking here. The Law Office of Stephen J. Reichert, LLC provides professional deed transfers of Maryland property deeds. Deed filing laws are different in each Maryland county; Maryland attorney Stephen J. Reichert understands the laws of Maryland and all 23 […]

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Property Law Attorney: Anne Arundel County House Title/Deed Transfer Requirements

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There are several important steps and decisions that must be made when properly filing a Maryland real estate deed. Besides all of the state requirements, Anne Arundel County deed filings have the additional requirement: “Anne Arundel County – Must have the tax account number, the grantee’s name(s), and the address for mailing future property tax […]

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Maryland Deed Drafting: Maryland In-Take Sheet Distinction Between Non-Arms Length and Arms Length Transaction

When a Maryland property deed is filed, the filing county requires an in-take sheet along with the Deed. Some counties have their own special in-take sheets (for example, Baltimore City) while others use the standard state of Maryland in-take sheet. One of the questions on the in-take sheet is whether the property transaction is a […]

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Anne Arundel County Deed Transfer Lawyer: Anne Arundel County Property Deed Transfer Requirements

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There are several important steps and decisions that must be made when properly filing a Maryland real estate deed. Besides all of the state requirements, Anne Arundel County deed filings have the additional requirement: “Instruments transferring title. For any instrument that transfers title and/or effects a change in ownership on the real property tax records […]

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Maryland Deed Transfer Services: When Should a Property Deed be Updated in Maryland?

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In my experience there are several occasions when you should consider updating your Maryland property deed, however it is not always advisable to do so. The following are times when you should consider a deed transfer however I recommend you speak with an experienced Maryland property law attorney before deciding whether a transfer is best […]

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Maryland Deed Transfer Attorney: Anne Arundel County Property Deed Transfer Lien Sheet/Certificate Requirement

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There are several important steps and decisions that must be made when properly filing a Maryland real estate deed. Besides all of the state requirements, Anne Arundel County deed filings have the additional requirement: “County taxes, assessments and charges. Except as provided in RP § 3-104(c)(1)7 with respect to personal property taxes, except as provided […]

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