One way to research is on the site of the county you are interested in.
However, it'll only show the public records - no open permits/building code violations search.
Plus, some law suits are pretty complex and you may not be able to correctly evaluate the potential
liability or risk, unless you are an attorney.
All in all - it's probably best to check out a few title companies that are headed by an attorney (very important) - to see who would agree to give you a little discount.
Each area is different, so it is best to use someone local - and rates may vary.
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
If you found a lien on the property, you can go to the assessor office to get detailed information or download a title search report at http://www.nextace.com
Would you go to the doctor that treats you for free? Would you fly with the airline or pilot that takes you for free?
If you need anything further please feel free to call me during normal business hours at the contact info in our website link below. And please also send your email address and phone number, I'll be excited to help you with all your real estate needs and honored for the business opportunities.
Nothing is for free. Try to work with a "Title" Attorney.
Make sure you have an experienced team working for your best interests.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Pablo Torres, MBA
AF Realty, LLC