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Hi Mawhinney,

Throughout the years we have bought and sold many homes. Once a home is sold, how long should you hold onto the paper work?

There's really just 2 reasons to toss records;
A) its a hassle to keep & manage, and/or
B) hanging on to them is a potential liability... because records kept can be isinterpreted, but records unavailable (beyond a statutory holding requirement) are generally assumed in the recordant's favor.

Since we're not likely talking about records pertaining to issue #2, I'd suggest scanning them & keeping them digitally... burn to archivable CD or DVD... and/or back up to the cloud.

The odds of you ever needing any individual document are infinitismal... but the rewards of having it that once-per-lifetime instance are nice.

Luck!
Dave
(Digital packrat, because memory costs are cheap and plunging!)
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