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
It depends on the type of BK, chapter 7, 11 or 13 and the circumstances that caused it. I would encourage you to contact a great local lender to discuss your circumstances to be able to plan.
It can be as early as from the release of chapter 13 to up to 5 years past a chapter 7. It will also depend upon the type of loan you are getting, some loan products like FHA can be easier to get than conventional.... more