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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Deed is a legal document that transfers a TITLE from one person to another; while Title is a bundle of rights( different forms of ownership). 

Nov 09, 2015 04:19 PM
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers,

short version-

Title conveys owneship of the property.

Deed is a security instrument colateralizing it.

Nov 03, 2015 10:39 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Google is your friend... or a real estate text book.

Nov 04, 2015 08:07 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I am a bit too tired to look this one up right now.

Jan 19, 2019 11:03 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Ryan Huggins nailed this one!

Nov 12, 2016 08:02 PM
Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

Jacqueline, I am not an attorney, so I would only offer a layman's understanding.  Generally, a title is proof of ownership and is frequently used to show ownership has been recorded in that person's name.  Most obvious use of a Title is in assigning and registering an automobile; but many other properties may be titled as well.  These titles most often are recorded in the State where the property owner resides.  An unique property that is often Titled is a mobile home, trailer, or other such dwellings that are transported over our roadways.


Allow me to introduce to this post two terms: (1) Real Property, which we often call real estate; and (2) Chattel, which is inclusive of virtually all other possessions.  I think of real estate as something of finite existence and value, that is something that exists and cannot be reproduced.  There is only so much land and sea to possess.  Therein lies it unique value.  On the other hand, we can mass produce automobiles, livestock, appliances, etc.

When you buy or sell a property (land and any improvements), you may have to address matters pertaining to the disposition of chattel, such as appliances, machinery and even livestock.  There are many rules regarding what can or cannot be part of the real property such as appliances, window treatments, fencing and swing sets.

REAL PROPERTY is transferred by use of a DEED rather than by Title. A Mobile Him, when permanently affixed to the land by a foundation and strapping then become REAL PROPERTY, and is treated as a house rather than a vehicle.  It too is recorded in the State where it is located, and generally at the local seat of government such as a County Seat.  Example:  Gallatin, TN is the SUMNER County Seat.  Franklin is the County Seat for Simpson County, Kentucky.  There are different laws in each State to regulate legal actions concerning things like purchasing, selling, disposing, for closing, condemning and seizure of properties, whether Chattel or Real Property.


I hope this gives you a bit of a handle on your question.  If you have specific questions or concerns, I encourage you to speak with an attorney.  Selling or Buying?  Obtain the professional services of an experienced and helpful REALTOR®.



R. Fred Cope,


Reliant Realty ERA Powered

Nashville, TN

Nov 03, 2015 08:52 PM