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Pm, Home Seller in Sacramento, CA

how do i find out who bought my house at trustee's sale?

Asked by Pm, Sacramento, CA Thu Aug 21, 2008

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Dear Pm: Most homes in this day and age don't sell at the Trustee's sale because the minimum bid is over market value. It almost always goes back to the bank since three are ususally no bidders. Without more information, it would be hard to answer your question definitively.

I have access to a title company website that would give me this information. Contact me if you'd like me to help you.

Erin Phillips
Keller Williams Realty
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008
If you are still living in the house, or are going by the house, the new owner will most likely post a notice on the door to the home as well. While the title company will know the new owner, as it's recorded, you're just as likely to have a note posted on your door as to who the new owner is to make sure that you've removed all of your personal items. (The recording may take a while)

By the way, your personal items do not include the dishwasher, oven, lighting fixtures, carpeting, or anything attached to the house. If you remove these items, the bank/new owner can make a claim against your insurance company for reimbursement and the insurance company will prosecute for theft. Just a warning... there seems to be some confusion by former owners as what they're entitled to when they lose their home.
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008
Sacramento county is normally 3-5 weeks behind in posting that information. So search all you want, you may not see it for awhile. There is a county office at Hazel and Madison and one downtown at I street, across from the courthouse. They might be able to look it up sooner than finding it online in a search.

I'd still check the front door of the house. It will be posted there within days.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 22, 2008
Propertyshark is good for the bay area, but does not have data for the sac region...yet
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 22, 2008
You can also try Property Shark at
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 22, 2008
The bank took your house and the bank probably lost money. Why do you want to know this info? Don't be mad at the new owner.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008
Wow, that's a paranoid response. Some people want to know if it was a bank or not.
Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013
Shel-lee is right. As a Realtor I would contact a local Title company - they will be able to tell you who the new owner is, or if the bank took back the property if it did not sell at auction. Sometimes it takes a while for records to be updated with the county.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008

Contact a local Realtor or title company. They will be able to tell you. Hope this helps.

Shel-lee Davis
Real Estate Consultant
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 20, 2015
You can always goto the courthouse steps, or contact a realtor that works the auctions to see if it even sold. Only about 30% of the properties get sold to a private party, and a majority end up going back to the banks. Let me know if you have questions, as we monitor it closely.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 30, 2011
Call the Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder's Office @ 916-874-6334 and press "0" to go talk to a clerk. There is no need to call a real estate agent or visit various websites that are riddled with spam. Save some grief and go straight to the source.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 23, 2011
ask a psychic they should be able to tell you if they're any good
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 10, 2010
or you can call the lender .
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 5, 2008
title company is probably the quickest.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 22, 2008
Best not to dwell on the past, but if you really want to know, look up your counties appraisal district online, they usually have a search engine that will tell you the current owner as well as past owners of the home.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008
What's the address? I can tell you. I have an online account at Chicago Title.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 21, 2008
Could you please help me to fine out who brought my home on 1206 16th street Rock, Island, IL. Wells Fargo said it was sold at the auction. I was trying to find out if so to be able to rent it are buy it back. My email address Thanks Henry.
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