Or you could hire a title company to do a full title search and it would cost somewhere around $100.
AJ Heidmann, ABR, CRS, e-PRO
Cell 703-474-1260 ~ Office 703-518-8300 ~ Fax 703-518-8314
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
310 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Licensed in Virginia
You can find out how many liens an Owner has from the courthouse but how much they owe is another story. Their could be just a first mortgage, or more likely an owner has a 2nd mortgage or a line of credit, and there is no knowing how much they have borrowed on that line of credit. Also, the Owner may owe back taxes on the home, he/she may owe fees to the Homeowner's Association. If it is a foreclosure or short sale there may be attorney's fees too.
Why do you need to know how much the seller owes, and/or the number of liens on the home?
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Give me a call and we can discuss it further.
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