After digging into the property history for 1522 W Bryn Mawr (I'm assuming that's what you meant, as that matches the link you provided), the current listing provides the incorrect PIN. The correct # should have '063' where it currently shows '061'. The remainder is correct. You will then find the info on CCRD.info.
There does appear to be at least one lien filed against the unit, a $7500 mechanic's lien, and other court documents filed against the entire property. As others suggested, you would need an attorney to sort out the title. Most often (but not always), the liens are removed from the unit before the next buyer closes. However, occasionally, they sometimes carry over, as in the case of past-due assessments, sometimes.
Beyond the individual unit, your attorney will want to ascertain any issues pertaining to the building, as a whole, since any buyer would be taking on his or her share of that responsibility.
Do you have an experienced real estate agent and an experienced real estate attorney assisting you with your search or purchase?
The fact that you are addressing liens on a foreclosure property on this site suggests that you do not.
If not, you need to make sure that you are represented by both immediately.
Buying a property is a big decision - and the questions/issues you are addressing are resolvable but you are going to be way better off addressing them with professionals who actually represent you rather than chatting about one of the biggest financial decisions of your life via the internet with people you've never met.
Get an agent ASAP.
Here are some good ones in case you need a place to start:
Best of luck to you, Daniel!
I understand...however did you know that in a bank owned property all liens are vacated prior to closing? Your real estate attorney will handle this.
Normally, with a distressed property all liens are vacated prior to closing and back taxes are paid. In the case of a condominium if there are back due assessments you may have to pay, but for no more than 6/months, by law. This is also negotiable.
Feel free to contact me directly to discuss more in depth, call or email, no obligation. As a buyers agent my services to you are at no charge!
What is it exactly that you're looking for in the ccrd website? Why is it important to know the owner name now vs during the transaction period? Chances are the owner name will show as a bank name, Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae or the executor/asset manager.
If you're serious about purchasing one of the two units available in this building work with a buyers agent, like myself, that has experience in dealing with distressed properties, be it REO's (bank owned), short sales or auctions.
I ran a quick search for minimum 2/beds 1/bath under $100k in the Edgewater neighborhood and found there are 9 units for sale. Let me know if you're interested.
They are both 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths.
Let me know if you would like to talk about this further.
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