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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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Caroline County, Maryland Title & Property Deed Transfer Lien Sheet 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, Caroline 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 in […]

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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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Baltimore Property Law Attorney: Tenants in Common And The Right To Sell The Property as a Sale in Lieu of Partition

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A co-owner holding title as Tenant in Common, under this scenario, can legally force the sale of the property. The other co-owners could engage in negotiations to buy-out their interest in the home. This also depends on how much equity is in the property. To discuss this and other property laws in Maryland, call or […]

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Worcester County Deed Transfer Lawyer: Worcester Maryland Property Deed Transfer Requirements

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There are several steps and decisions that must be made when properly filing a Maryland property deed. Besides all of the state requirements, Worcester 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 of SDAT (i.e. […]

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Maryland Deed Transfer Lawyer: Harford County Property Deed Transfer Lien Sheet/Certificate Requirement

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Along with the state of Maryland requirements when filing a property deed, Harford 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 in RP § 3-104(c)(4)8 with respect to transfers by assumption in July, August or […]

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Maryland Property Law Lawyer: Maryland Homestead Credit Rates by County/Municipality

The Homestead Credit limits the yearly increase in taxable assessments for qualifying Maryland real property to 10% or less each year. However, not every county has the same percentage cap. For example many set the cap at 10% however Prince George’s County and Anne Arundel County set the cap currently at 2%. To discuss this […]

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Maryland Property Title Law: Conditions Necessary to Create Joint Tenancy Property Rights

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When having a Maryland property deed drafted it may be legally preferable to create a deed as joint tenants. In order for a joint tenancy to exist the following four conditions must exist: 1. All tenants must acquire the property at the same time. 2. All tenants must have equal interest in the property. 3. […]

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Application for Maryland Homestead Tax Credit

Yesterday in this blog I wrote about the purpose of the Maryland Homestead Credit and a reader e-mailed me for the application, which is something useful to post in this forum. It is available on-line at this link. To discuss this and other property matters in Maryland, or to ensure your deed is drafted and […]

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Maryland Property Title Transfer Attorney: How to Correct a Deed or Update it Upon Death of the Grantor

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If you have a Maryland property deed that needs to be updated after the death of one of the owners, it may be possible to accomplish this by filing a Maryland Deed of Correction, also called a Corrective Deed. For example if the Grantor originally created a Life Estate Deed giving the Grantees title to […]

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