Definition of Deed (Deed of Trust):
Deed/Deed of Trust in Orange County, California:
This is a legal document that is filed with the Orange County Recorder's Office that documents the transfer of home ownership. In the sale of a home it is always accompanied with a Grant Deed which the seller signs which conveys ownership of the property to the new owner. This is the official notarized document that the buyer signs when her deal closes and receives a copy until the original is recorded by the County of Orange, California.