General Warranty Deed Help Guides

What is a security interest?
A security interest is an interest in property—real estate or otherwise—that secures repayment of a debt or performance of some other obligation. If the party that grants the security interest fails to fulfill its obligation, then the holder of the security interest can normally take possession of the asset in question and sell it in order to recoup...
Right of Survivorship: Everything You Need to Know
There are many things you should consider when you are purchasing property with another person. One of these things is called the right of survivorship. Right of survivorship can impact what happens to a property if one of the owners passes away before the other one. It is important to understand how this right works and how it can impact various fa...
The Documents You Need to Buy a New Home
Purchasing your first home can be an extremely intimidating process. You are confronted by many terms that you may not understand, and you may not realize how many necessary steps there are in the process. To make matters worse, everyone else,......
What You Need to Know about Deeds and Property Transfer
Real estate in the United States has a long history of being extremely valuable. Owning land was only for the wealthiest individuals in the early years of U.S. history. Unlike property that can move (possession is nine-tenths of the law after......
How New Lending Requirements Better Protect Homebuyers
In 2008, the Federal Reserve adopted a new Truth in Lending Act and then updated the act in 2010 with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (or Dodd-Frank Act for short). These acts were adopted to set up a system of......
What Type of Deed Should I Use: General, Special, or Quit Claim Deed?
Differences between the Deeds General Warranty Deed A general warranty deed is the most common type of deed used for transferring real estate. It basically promises that: not only does the seller have good and proper title to sell the......
What Is a Warranty Deed?
Conveys Rights to Property from One Person to Another Deeds are an important legal document used to convey rights to property from one person to another. When a buyer purchases a piece of property, the written document that serves to affirm......