Generally speaking, you can find much of what you're looking for at the county courthouse, the county recorder's office, or the tax assessor's office, where public real estate records are kept. This weill require a fair amount of digging, however. In your case, you might try the Cuyahoga County webiste (the real estate section is here: http://auditor.cuyahogacounty.us/repi/
Title companies also have this information, although you'd probably have to pay for it. If you're working with an agent who's representing you, he or she can generally get that info as well. Sites like ours http://(www.realtytrac.com
) have the prior sale information on many properties, but most of them are in foreclosure.