Ownership of real property in Idaho is transferred through the execution and delivery of a deed. A deed is a legal document that transfers ownership of real property from the seller to the buyer. In Idaho, the most common types of deeds are the Warranty Deed and the Quit Claim Deed.
The transfer of ownership is completed when the deed is executed and delivered by the seller and accepted by the buyer. The deed must be signed by the seller, acknowledged by a notary public and recorded with the county recorder's office where the property is located. The recording of the deed is important because it serves as notice to the public that the ownership of the property has been transferred and provides constructive notice of the new ownership. Getting signatures and delivering signed documents to all parties, including the county recorder, are usually taken care of by your closer, which usually the title officer.
It's important to note that the process of transferring ownership of real property in Idaho may vary depending on the specific details of the transaction, and it's important to work closely with a real estate attorney or other professional to ensure that everything is done correctly.