Our grandmother wants to give us 2 acres of her land but she doesn’t know how.
It's not hard but you want to get it right.
a) Run a title search to make sure there are no mortgages or liens on the property.
b) Draft and execute a deed which complies with the minimum Maine requirements.
c) Prepare and execute a Real Estate Transfer Tax Return which details the sale.
Or of course, hire an attorney to do those things for you.
I hope that this is some help.
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