What is a “redate”?

Updated March 13, 2023.

When a buyer purchases a parcel of real property, the abstract contains all the information in the County Clerk’s Office as of the date of the purchase. When the buyer later goes to sell the parcel, time has passed and additional documents may have been recorded in the County Clerk’s Office which affect the property. Rather than start over, the existing abstract is simply brought up to date. The process of adding this additional information to an existing original abstract is called a “redate”.

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