John & Sarena Villaescusa
Keller Williams Realty
The free way is to go to the courthouse and pull the deed. Every instrument recorded against it will be in the records.
The safe way is as Moshon mentioned, order a title-exam. In Georgia, we request those from a title company (attorney). If this is something that you are buying with a mortgage, ALL will be revealed B4 your lender spends a dime.
If you are paying cash, assuming you are going to purchase title insurance, the title company will do the research.