I just wanted to let you know that Megh gave both of you a 'Thank You' in the post below.
For future reference please note that you can answer your own question and add your thank you to this thread instead of posting another question to do so.
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1. Like Deborah says, you can go down to the Alemeda County Recorders office (I linked to the website). 2. When I have needed this info I gave the address to my escrow officer and she was able to order a copy of the deed from her title plant. She had it to me in 24-48 hours. (In this case, it was free because I have a very good relationship with my escrow officer and send her a lot of business.) So if you cannot make it to the county recorders office, ask your agent. If you don't have an agent (and need a deed in CA) ask me!