All of the public records are available online for whatever county your looking in. Just go to Google.com and type in Carson City, NV Assessor and you will find the assessor's website with all the info your looking for.
If your looking to purchase an investment property I highly recommend you finding a Real Estate agent to help guide you thru the process especially in todays market with so many short sales and foreclosures on the market it only benefits you to have a Realtor that knows how these transaction processes actually work and what your rights are as a buyer. Remember it doesn't cost you a penny to be represented by a professional Realtor!
Best of Luck,