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Advice on adding someone to a deed

pnkbekki

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I own 3 deeds for Club Wyndham Old Town Alexandria. I would like to put my adult daughter on them as well. I checked with a couple title transfer places and they don't do Virginia properties. I also checked LT Transfers which were recommended on TUG, but they wanted $255 PER DEED to do them plus filing fees (not including the Wyndham transfer fee). I bought all these resale and paid less then $375 for all of them in total. I can't see paying that much to change them. Does anyone know of any other options? Has anyone done deed changes for the state of VA? I'm willing to do as much "leg work" on my own that I can but I just don't know all legalities needed.

I also have a Williamsburg timeshare through another company and I only spent $250 all fees to take my ex off and change my name and add my son and husband on to it. Another reason I'm shocked by the cost of changing these.
 

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What you originally paid is relevant to how much it costs to do a transfer. Even if that transfer is just between family members. Your only other option is DIY. @rickandcindy23 can better speak to that.
 

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This isn't what you'll want to hear, but that doesn't sound like a terrible price. In fact, it is only $5 more than what you paid in the past. It doesn't matter whether they add 1 name or 10, change a name, delete a name, etc; it is the same amount of work and they have to do it for each deed. I'm not judging you for asking though. I've been married for 18 years and I still haven't changed my name on the timeshare because I don't want to pay the fees. ;) I second looking into the DIY route--especially since you're just adding a family member's name to something you already own.
 

pnkbekki

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This isn't what you'll want to hear, but that doesn't sound like a terrible price. In fact, it is only $5 more than what you paid in the past. It doesn't matter whether they add 1 name or 10, change a name, delete a name, etc; it is the same amount of work and they have to do it for each deed. I'm not judging you for asking though. I've been married for 18 years and I still haven't changed my name on the timeshare because I don't want to pay the fees. ;) I second looking into the DIY route--especially since you're just adding a family member's name to something you already own.
I don't think the $255 is a bad price but times 3 is bad. My other times share did 2 deeds at once because it was under the same membership. I agree that they have to rewrite each one but they would be filing them all at the same time with the city of Alexandria. I'll see what I can do DIY (I actually did my own divorce, my father's probate, and my mother's estate myself so I understand court procedures and such.)
 

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Do it yourself. Get a copy of the deed. White out and/or add the grantee and grantor and date. Put in the new date and grantor and grantees(noterized). Send to county and HOA. DONE!
 

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Do it yourself. Get a copy of the deed. White out and/or add the grantee and grantor and date. Put in the new date and grantor and grantees(noterized). Send to county and HOA. DONE!
One really needs to know what they are doing to not screw things up. If one is adding someone to a deed the grantors need to be everyone who is already on the deed and the grantee needs to be those same people along with the new one. Not just the new person. If you did just the new person, well the existing owners no longer own it.
 
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