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Sun Feb 19, 2017
Greentekfirst answered:
The best way to go about performing your own title search is to either visit your local County recorder's office or clerk. Begin your search by the owner's name, parcel number and/or street address as a cross reference to identify the chronological chain of title. This will allow you to pull all related records including lien, mortgage and conveyance information to find current title and encumbrance status on the subject property. You can also obtain Preliminary title reports online through a reputable online title search company and title plant. See: https://www.ustitlerecords.com for reference. ... more
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Wed Nov 23, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
You might be better off just tossing the old lockbox as the number of potential combinations is extensive.
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
Marsha Umansky answered:
What do you mean by "granted herself"? Does she own next door? If the easement was granted to the property you acquired, than the easement is yours now.
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Wed Jun 15, 2016
Tom Day answered:
That isn't really a do it yourself kind of project. There are companies out there that will do it for you for anywhere from $35 to $200. Google "title search" and they are easy to find. Better yet get a referral from a Title Company. ... more
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Sun Oct 4, 2015
Tony Grech answered:
You don't list directly on Trulia. Basically what happens is when you list with a Realtor your listing will appear on several sites including Trulia, Zillow, Homes.com, etc.

FSBO is a tricky proposition. Folks think "I can do that myself and save huge commissions!" but it's rarely as simple as that. Do yourself a favor and at least interview a couple Realtors so they can explain to you exactly what they do and how they add value to the transaction. At least consider it. With the new real estate settlement laws that were just enacted Oct. 1st it would help to have a pro representing you. ... more
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Fri Aug 28, 2015
Michelle Patterson Oliveira answered:
Which ones are they? Cause I'm looking for a place and I can't or nobody can't afford to be ripped off. There's so many scammers out there. Also, I would check and make sure the p,aces you are looking are not being foreclosed on. Just another step to protect us. ... more
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Tue Aug 18, 2015
Paul Morris answered:
Another consideration is the possibility to use the HECM mortgage for PURCHASE. Takes an experienced Realtor and banker cooperating to educate the buyer. Here is an oversimplification: Proceeds from sale or current property are used for a 50% downpayment (depends on youngest buyers age) then you line in the house for life and only pay the insurance tax and any HOA. NO MORTGAGE PAYMENT! ... more
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Good answer Dan! If you're trying to buy a house, title insurance is the only way to know you're buying it free and clear of liens and encumbrances.
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Mark Lee answered:
It's a lot easier to just use a title company, especially when it's a higher-end property that requires a major investment and you have money to spare. Before closing, you can purchase a good title insurance policy will cover all of possible title problems for the owner.
If you want to find out yourself, you can get an online title report within few minutes on website such as www.nextace.com or www.searchq.com
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
This post is 7 years old. I would only hope this has arrived at a successful conclusion.

Bill
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Mon Jun 16, 2014
a5776874 answered:
Before the bubble popped, realty companies and other property investors were taking advantage of the lenient loan stipulations and buying up as many properties as possible. Now, there are individuals and realty companies that own large quantities. Instead of selling, they take advantage of the rental demand they in fact, help create by owning all these properties. They make a lot more money from renting than selling for reasonable prices.
Capitalist do not care about the growing number of homeless and broken homes in this country. They are not going to lose a penny on the properties they've invested in. Plainly, they are taking advantage of renters. They won't admit it, but what are we to do? They aren't going to sell them, no. They would have to lose money by lowering the prices.

Hypothetical proposition: (that will never happen of course) The government creates a law limiting the amount of separate properties any company or individual can own. This would force them to sell to needy families, rather than allowing "LORDS of LANDS."
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Wed Mar 5, 2014
Ximena Rosensweig answered:
Hi Joanne,

I can help you.

Please feel free to contact me.


Thank you,

Ximena Rosensweig
Realtor
SIGMA
Direct Line: 954-670-7994
xrosensweig@gmail.com
Languages: English, Spanish ... more
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
MARCO HUAMAN answered:
it slowed down thou. Hedge Funds have stopped purchasing by bulk, and financing is tightening a little with more restrictive rules, such as the QM. On the other hands are going up, and they are expected to keep adjusting upwards this year. The curve is softening... ... more
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Wed Dec 11, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbusting

I thought that the buyers have gotten too smart, and were using schools as a proxy for their bigotry.
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
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Sun Aug 4, 2013
Dennis Evans answered:
Susan,
I would first order your credit report... many good places on line to do so...
Make sure there are no errors, mistakes or issues on your report that are not factual... You can contact the agency to report these errors and get them off your report ( still very important to pay all bills on time )... After you get that in line... Go to your local bank or other financial institution you may use such as credit union, etc and sit down with them... they can give you the steps to follow to get a pre approval... Then get a good buyers agent and they will help you with your puschase!
Good luck
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Lex Levinrad answered:
I just completed one for a property in Florida. Took around 2 months and cost $1,800
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
charlotte194441 answered:
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
Stephen McRory answered:
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If this were 1982, maybe. There are no more of those kind of loans.
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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Amber Taylor answered:
Yes and the guidelines John Burke referred to below are right on the money!
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