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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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Same Sex Marriage, Maryland Deed & Tenants by the Entirety

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A deed for married individuals with property in Maryland should typically be filed as Tenants by the Entirety, though there are occasionally advantageous reasons for filing otherwise. The same is true whether the married couple is of the same sex or of the opposite sex. For a free, confidential conversation to discuss this and other […]

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Maryland Property Deed Attorney: How to Remove Someone From a Property Deed/Title

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If the other person listed on your property deed is unwilling to cooperate with the sale of the property it could be possible to force them to sell by having an attorney file a Sale in Lieu of Partition. This is essentially a request to have the court order the sale of the property. There […]

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Baltimore Property Title Transfer Service: Maryland Homestead Credit Application

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The Homestead Credit limits the yearly increase in taxable assessments for qualifying Baltimore, Maryland property. Once the Maryland Homestead Credit is applied the county and municipality must limit taxable assessment increases to 10% or less each year. The application along with instructions can be found at this link. To ensure that your Maryland property Deed […]

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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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How to Remove a Spouse, or Former Spouse, From a Maryland Property Title / Deed: Tenants in Severalty

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“So, what kind of Maryland property Deed do I need to have drafted and filed to remove my ex-spouse from the Deed?” Until research is conducted on the prior property Deeds, and the full purpose of the new Deed is known and discussed, there is no simple answer. Along with how the property should legally […]

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Maryland Property Law Attorney: What Happens When Your Name Is On The Mortgage But Not On The Property Deed?

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A common question from clients involves the above listed scenario where your name is on the mortgage for the property as a borrower however your name is not listed the real property title (Deed). This concern often arises after a divorce or death in the family. Unfortunately in this instance you have no interest in […]

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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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