SHOULD I PAY FOR A RECORDED DEED IN MARYLAND?
Mortgage Frequently Asked Question:
I have recieved a letter offering to send me a copy of my recorded deed for $83, should I pay it?
A. NO! You would be throwing your money away!
The letter is from a deed retrieval company that provides a service you don't need.
Your Deed is recorded in the land records and what is recorded is the official Deed. The title company typically sends the original of the recorded deed to the buyers once they receive it back from the courthouse but I am not sure if the title folks you used do that. Though it is nice to have the stamped hard copy, It isn’t really necessary.
Property deeds in Maryland are accessible for FREE online via http://v3.mdlandrec.net .
Bottom line, SAVE YOUR MONEY! The "Deed Retrieval" letters should have a disclaimer (albiet most likely in a small font) that indicates that they not associated with a government agency or your lender. When in doubt, contact your loan officer or the title company that completed your closing.
SHOULD I PAY FOR A RECORDED DEED IN MARYLAND? NOPE, It's not necessary.
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