Yes, as mentioned the registry will show you the bank that owns the property. But if it is your thought to go directly to them, the banks do not work that way anymore.. it is a relic of the past. Upon foreclosure they will immediately assign a broker to monitor, maintain, deliver vacant, clean and then market the property on the open market /MLS.
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Or you could search the registry of deeds yourself.
However, sometimes only the servicer is identifiable.
If it was a MERS loan that was foreclosed, you might see a name, but verifying if that is the correct owner is one of the reasons Martha Coakley's office is after the banks.
Heath @ Cape Group . com
Hope that helps,
If you think you are going to contact the bank to purchase a property before it goes on the market you are probably spending a lot of time for nothing. Most banks, will only accept an offer after it has gone to the open market.
Also as suggested, contact the local Assessors and Tax Collector's Offices for the town where the property is located.
You may also wish to contact the local tax assessor's office as the name of the bank would be on file there.
Here is the link to the tax assessor's web site where you will find contact information: http://www.cityofboston.gov/assessing/retaxes_bills_payments.asp
Hope that helps.
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