protect subsequent bona fide purchasers by requiring them to record their interests, which gives notice to the world that title to the property has already been conveyed. There are three types of recording acts:
1. race acts, which state as between successive grantees of the same land, priority is determined by who records first;
2. notice acts which state a subsequent bona fide purchaser prevails over a prior grantee who has failed to record if there was not any notice at the time of conveyance; and
3. race-notice acts which state that a bona fide purchaser must record first and take without notice of any prior conveyance.