What Is a Property Deed?

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A property deed ( or simply a deed ) is a legal document that includes information about who owns a particular piece of real estate.

It includes both – the previous owner’s name and the current owner’s name.

When real property is sold, the property deed is the legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one person to another.