Check http://www.searchq.com for a free property report. For a comprehensive property report, check out http://www.nextace.com for mortgage information, liens and ownership history.
in California, you can also check out the County Assessor web site to see if the property tax is paid and the mailing address of the home owner.... more
You can get the total rate of violent crime for the population, including details on homicide, forcible rape, aggravated assault, burglary robbery, vehicle theft, and murder rates for free at www.searchq.com... more
You may be able to do a construction loan. You draw money from the loan during the course of construction and then start paying it back when the construction is completed. Check with a lender to be sure.... more