Posts Tagged ‘deeds’

Property Taxes and Registers of Deeds

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

It’s pop quiz time!  Is the following statement true or false? No one can buy real property in North Carolina without first paying all of the property taxes owed on the property. Answer: False. Well, not entirely false.  But not entirely true, either. Here’s why: G.S. 161-31 permits a county to prohibit its register of deeds […]

This Deed is Subject to … Huh?

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Once upon a time, deeds had property descriptions that actually described the property being conveyed.  They would give distances and directions that could be sketched into recognizable geometries, and they would tell about neighbors’ recorded rights that affected the property, such as someone’s logging road or a shared well. Today, North Carolina deeds, especially for […]