Revenue from deeds

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds Emmett P. McCall reported his office recorded 181 deeds, 225 mortgages and 477 other writs during the month of November.

As a result of those transactions, McCall turned over to the Carbon County General Fund the sum of $32,073.01. A breakdown of that revenue includes: transfer fees, $25,413.50; data processing fees, $2,516.52; notaries, $80; commission on transfers and writs, $3,010.29; and Affordable Housing administrative fee, $1,052.70.

McCall remitted $441.50 in state writ taxes to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, while Carbon County municipalities and school districts shared realty transfer tax disbursements totaling $148,234.07, the same amount that was forwarded to the state in realty transfer taxes.

McCall deposited $2,646 in the Recorder of Deeds Record Improvement Fund and $1,764 in the Carbon County Records Improvement Fund, these being fees assessed by state law on each transaction for records management needs. An additional $8,110 was collected and remitted to the state for its Judicial Computer System program.

Also, $5,965.30 was collected last month for the Affordable Housing Program in Carbon County.

In all, funds collected in the Recorder's office last month amounted to $347,467.95.

Deeds recorded

Penn Forest Township

Howard Cathcart to Sean T. Spang, 35 Wild Creek Drive, Jim Thorpe, property at 35 Wild Creek Drive, $135,000.

Elizabeth Kitzhofer to James McClay, Boothwyn, Pa., Lot 119, Section A, Hockory Run Forest, $18,000.

Curtis Krauss to Mark E. Adams, Douglassville, Pa., property at 5 Penn Spring Drive, $174,000.

Ellsworth W. Brown to Joseph Wenzel Jr., 4283 Queensway, Kunkletown, property at 105 McKuen Way, Albrightsville, $109,900.

LSF6 Mercury REO Investments Trust Series 2008-1 to Matthew Boland, 14 Chestnut Ridge Circle, Kunkletown, property at 132 Lindbergh Circle, Albrightsville, $105,900.

Bank of New York to Robert J. Derocco, 115 N-1 Shawnee and Highpoint, Albrightsville, Lot 1115, Section N-1, Indian Mountain Lakes, $75,000.

Access Services, Inc., to John V. Lehr Jr., Bath, property at 582 Susquehanna Drive, $152,305.

Chris H. Clauss to Matthew MacArthur, 640 S. Old Stage Road, Albrightsville, lots 1692 and 1693, Section III, Towamensing Township, $142,000.

Kerry S. Kempf to Anthony Zongaro, Philadelphia, property at 1512 Caedman Drive, Albrightsville, $150,000.

Household Finance Consumer Discount Company to Wilson Lee, 77 Shawnee Trail, Albrightsville, property at 77 Shawnee Trail, $147,000.

Mauch Chunk Trust Company to Bear Creek Lakes Civic Association, Inc., 57 Pool Drive, Albrightsville, Lot 13, Section C, Lake Area, Bear Creek Lakes, $12,000.

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to Realty Services Unlimited, Wilmington, Del., two transactions, property at 27 Mountainview Drive, $136,654, and Lot 2702, Section Tall Trees, Mount Pocahontas, $6,020.

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to Thomas Sablich, Bensalem, Pa., Lot 737, Section EV, Towamensing Trails, $5,870.

Tax Claim Bureau of Carbon County to James M. Dirado Sr., Norristown, property on Butternut Road, $1,032.