recorder's office

Property Sales

The property sales document, usually called a deed or grant deed, lists the names of the seller and buyer, the date of the sale, and the address, assessor's parcel number or other description of the location of the property.

Also listed will be a county ``documentary transfer tax," which can be used to compute the sale price of the property.

Also look at the upper left hand corner of the deed, where a box will show the name of the person (usually either the buyer or the seller) to whom a copy of the deed should be sent after it is recorded.

This box may contain a different address for that person than the address of the property being purchased.