I know some people put $1 on it, but sellers may get sketched out so I’ve just been putting the amount on it. I realized the downside might be that your future buyer is going to know what price you bought at.
Shammgod – Some people get freaked out about the $10 part on the deed. I just omit it. I would recommend that you never put the purchase price on the deed. It is not customary to put that information on the deed itself.
Merritt – I don’t think there is any harm. It is just not commonly done as I understand it. I have looked at hundreds of deeds besides the ones I created and I have never seen the sales price on the deed. It is not required information and, for reasons that you have mentioned, it is not desirable to disclose that information on the deed.