The best thing to do if the property is causing problems is to call zoning or the health department. They can address issues and lien the property. If you are looking to purchase the property you need to find a RealtorÂ® in your area thatknows about forclosure properties.
Here we use title company's to pull a property profile. Property profile is important because it will also disclose liens and just about everything you want to know about the property.
PS, I don't lend in SC so no conflicts of interest/solicitations ;)
Banks sell their loans and the servicing of them so sometimes it can appear that a property is owned by one bank but is actually only being serviced by that bank.
Because of all of these variables it is not as straight forward as it sounds to find out which bank actually owns the property. This is probably one reason that the agent said he could not help you.