mteresa_pinto, Renter in West Palm Beach, FL

How can I be sure that the home I am going to rent is not in the process of foreclosure?

Asked by mteresa_pinto, West Palm Beach, FL Sat Sep 15, 2012

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Hello Martha.... If you have an agent they can ask the title copany they typically work with to check that out for you. Saves you time and effort. I hope that this helps. Call me if you have any questions.


Gene Platt
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You can look up the address at Palm Beach County Appraiser (PAPA - Property Appraiser - Palm Beach County). Can google it. Type in address of property. You will see the name of the owner. Write the owners name down. Then go to palm beach county comptroller. Under official records, type in name of owner. Click date to put the most recent filings first. You are looking for LP or Lis Pendens under the owners name. Sounds difficult, bur rather easy...
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The best way will be to ask a Realtor, we have access to foreclosure data and we can check if the property are clear from Pre-foreclosure proces.
The other way is check on county publick record PAPA, here is link for it, if the property taxes have beed payed
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If you are working with a Real estate agent, he or she can be able to find out that information for you. If that is not the case, you can investigate who is the owner and if the taxes of that property are being paid on the Palm Beach tax records. Remember, that information can change in any moment.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone
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Ask the owner.
As Jack suggest, have your real estate professional check the tax records.
However, tomorrow everything can change.
Seeking guarantees or the need to 'be sure' can result in great disappointment.
If you have hired a real estate professional to assist in locating a home for you to rent, have them complete the due diligence and get the answer to:
1. Who is the owner
2. Are delinquencies present
3. How long has this home been used as a rental?

From this information the probability of issues surfacing in the near future can be determined. However, guarantees and 'Be sure' will not be part of the discovery.
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For Palm Beach County, you would look up the owner information at the Property Appraiser's web site, then go to the County Clerks's web site see if any lis pendens may have been filed. The real estate agent you are working with should also be able to assist you!
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