a home is sold, the buyer and seller must fill out forms to show the
sale has been completed properly. By filling out and filing these forms
correctly, the government will be able to recognize who is the current
owner of the home. In legal terms, as the buyer, you will have a "clear
title" to your new home.
If you do
not complete these forms correctly and receive a "clear title," your
purchase could become complicated. An agent or home counselor can advise
if there are questions in this area.