The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
State Law
Iowa
is a pplied to an instrument conveying lands, but does not imply a sealed instrument; and the words “bond” and “indenture” do not necessarily imply a seal, and the word “undertaking” means a promise or security in any form Iowa Code 4.1
Kansas
is a pplied to an instrument conveying lands but does not imply a sealed instrument Kansas Statutes 77-201
Maine
means a written instrument whereby the grantor conveys to the grantee title in whole or in part to real property Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 4641
Maryland
includes any deed, grant, mortgage, deed of trust, lease, assignment, and release, pertaining to land or property or any interest therein or appurtenant thereto, including an interest in rents and profits from rents
Virginia
means the instrument by which title to a time-share estate is transferred from one person to another person Virginia Code 55-362