How can i found out, as a potential tenant, if the property is going thru foreclosure process?

Asked by Jason, 94544 Sat Aug 23, 2008

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Charles, , Hayward, CA
Sun Aug 24, 2008
1. Once you've been accepted by the landlord as a tenant you can explain your (justifiable) concern to your new landlord as ask to be allowed to contact his lender to determine the standing of his note. No, he's not obligated to give you the information, but if he's current, why wouldn't he?

2. You can visit the County Recorder's office and ask a clerk to help you determine if a Notice of Default has been recorded against the owner.

3. If the property is in Alameda County, you can visit thefollowing link and perform a search on the owner's name to see if a NoD has been filed against the owner:

Be aware that the loan may not be in the owner's name. It may be in a business name, the name of a trust that may make it almost impossible to check. Your best bet is to discuss your concern with your new landlord.
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Scott Godzyk, Agent, Manchester, NH
Sat Aug 23, 2008
Look for a registry of upcoming foreclosure auctions. Real data has a registry review that lists upcoming auctions updated on a weekly basis. You can check with the county courthouse if they can provide a list of defaults. You can also check the town newspaper wher the home is located for foreclosure public notices of auction. Good luck
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Jonathan Jam…, , New York, NY
Sat Aug 23, 2008
Check to see if a Notice Of Default has been filed with the recorders office. Or call an agent friend to look it up for you.
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