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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you tonight.
In Texas here you have to record the deed making you a co owner.Once the deed is recorded it is effective to make you a joint owner, tenant in common.Otherwise just having a deed does not give you a legal ownership, it has to be recorded.
Here is a quit claim that will transfer from your wife as grantor to the both of you as tenants in common here under Texas law.
Texas law presumes that if two people are named as co-owners (grantees) in a deed, and nothing more is said, then they are
I appreciate the chance to help you tonight.Once you record the quit claim then you are an owner for HOA or any other purposes here in Texas.