Ahh, hi again Myla, this question is clearer. As with your other question, a title search by a title company, real estate attorney or closing firm can get you a full answer to your question, and can sell you title insurace to protect yourself!
Well the quickest way to do so, is contact a title company and ask them to do a prelimary title search which they will do for a charge. another way would be to have me pull up the property history, if it sold through our MLS system, I can tell how much the 1st mortgage was at time of purchase. also can give you the sale information, from tax records whether or not it was a listed property