How can you look up property titles for liens for free?

Asked by Simeon, Wynne, AR Mon Jan 12, 2009

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Next Buyer, Home Buyer, Orange, CA
Thu Nov 6, 2014
Go to the real estate information providers such as http://www.nextace.com or http://www.searchq.com to download a free property report. Beside liens, you would have more details on the home ownership history, mortgage information, tax record and even local demography.
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The "free" report is worth as much as it costs. Thanks for the equally useless info.
Flag Thu Sep 28, 2017
Those sites are useless as far as finding a lien on the property.
Flag Thu Sep 28, 2017
Go to the county court house in which the house is located - "recorder of deeds" or it may have another name in your state. You have to go through big books of buyers and purchasers. You search with most recent buyer and work your way back to look for anything unusual in the conveyances. You only need to go as far back as the last time title insurance was issued. This is the only absolutely free method available in any state.
Flag Sun Apr 23, 2017
It's not free.
Flag Fri Mar 10, 2017
nextrace wants $50 can't get anything from searchq
Flag Fri Feb 17, 2017
These are siyes where uy must pay and the fee is quite large
Flag Mon Jan 9, 2017
yeah but you go to pay is not for free...
Flag Thu Nov 17, 2016
It took less than a minute to search and a bit longer to generate my report.
Flag Thu Jul 14, 2016
how long do a title search take to come back
Flag Tue Jul 12, 2016
I think you'd have to pay. Go to your county recorder and ask for help. You may need to know the current owners name
Flag Wed Feb 24, 2016
you need to buy them. i just went nextace.com
Flag Fri Feb 12, 2016
I am on this website & I'm getting contradicting information. Under Mortgage & Liens it is green & says We found outstanding mortgage(s) and/or lien(s) beginning in September 2015". Under Judgments just below that in red it says "We were unable to locate any open Judgments or Liens against the current owner(s)". Based on this, do I or don't I have a lien? Help anyone!
Flag Tue Nov 10, 2015
Everything I have found has a fee to it. Did not see a free report.
Flag Wed Jul 29, 2015
You can run an online title search for only $49 at http://www.nextace.com if you suspected any title related problem on your property
Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014
On the free property report, check the "Mortgage and Liens" and "Judgments" sections. If you see the indicator in green, there is lien (or liens) on the title.
Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014
Real estate information website http://www.searchq.com is the best source of free liens and judgement search on any home in the US
Flag Tue Nov 11, 2014
Voices Member, , Benton County, OR
Mon Jan 12, 2009
Simeon, You can search for the public records using this to help....http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/

As Ted said some counties provide the information for free, some don't, but at least you'll know where to get them if you choose..

Good luck, Dunes
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You can locate property lien and title records for New York and all other states through online portals such as https://www.ustitlerecords.com including property deed copies, preliminary and chain of title searches.
Flag Sat Jan 7, 2017
You can also go to http://www.searchq.com to download a free property analysis report. If you need a detailed report with a copy of recorded document, you only pay a small fee to get.
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Mayailaa, Home Buyer, Fremont, CA
Thu Jun 11, 2015
The buyer can choose the escrow office/account and they can be separate from the title company but the title company that will be doing the closing usually holds the escrow. It is typical for whomever is paying for title insutance to choose the title company, but this too is negotiable.

Reference Link: http://titlecompanies.net/
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Carole Burns, , 44122
Mon Jan 12, 2009
There is an online directory http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com where you can begin your search. Sometimes information is provided free of charge. You can also go directly to the county's website where the home is located and look up the deed using the owner's name, then search for mortgages and liens. Sometimes the information is not provided online and you will have to go in person to search.
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How do I look up if there are liens on the house I want to buy? I am going in circles
Flag Tue Dec 22, 2015
You can also use free real estate information at http://www.searchq.com
The property report can be downloaded for free to start your research.
Flag Thu Nov 6, 2014
Jennifer Lamb, Agent, Fort Smith, AR
Wed Mar 9, 2011
http://www.actdatascout.com/default.aspx?ci=8 is the local link to cross county. But you may want to know that Arkansas does not do lien sales. They do however have delinquent property tax sales. There is a lot of info you need and precautions you may want to take. You could could probably get the info from the Land commission. http://www.cosl.org

There you can sign up for quarterly mailings of tax delinquent properties. Go to the web address http://www.cosl.org and then click records. The mailings often contain a buyers guide and useful information.

Hope that helps!

If you need a Realtor to help you find that perfect home. contact me and I will get you in touch with a professional in your area.

Thanks!
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Musicowls, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Fri Feb 26, 2016
Word of caution on using searchq.com...I did, got my free basic report, it listed no mortgage/lien on my property, I went to pay for the detailed report through their linked nextace.com at a cost of $29.95 & the report I got was on my NEIGHBOR's property! & yes, the address was correct. I am trying to reach them to get a refund, & so far I cannot reach anyone. Has anyone else had this problem?
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Mayailaa, Home Buyer, Fremont, CA
Thu Jun 11, 2015
The best way of covering all the bases is by using an abstractor do the title search. This will usually uncover any problems on record. Unless you have sufficient experience doing searches, you will find that there are liens that can easily be missed on your own.

Even using an abstractor there is a chance that liens could be outstanding that they were not able to uncover (because they're not recorded in the obvious places) which is why we always get Title Insurance at closing.

A trusted Title Co. is always the best way to go. If you don't have one, contact a real estate agent who can refer one to you. It's also public record, so you can go on the County Website and search there as well, but a Title Co. will give you the most thorough search.

Reference link : http://titlecompanies.net/
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Andrew OC, Home Buyer, 92704
Thu Nov 6, 2014
I like the free property report from http://www.searchq.com better. It has the basic information I need (lien or no lien on the title) and it is free.
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Andrew OC, Home Buyer, 92704
Tue Jan 14, 2014
You can use professional title search services at http://www.nextace.com
If you just need a property report, it is free. If you want a detailed title search, you only pay a small fee to download.
Web Reference:  http://www.nextace.com
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Wewashandsal…, Home Buyer, Philadelphia, PA
Mon May 16, 2016
How can I find out if a property has a mortgage on it?
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Josephinecar…, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Sat Aug 22, 2015
how do i do a free title search on my home
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Pay
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Amy Whitston, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Jun 11, 2014
You can typically find property records on the local county website in your area. Make sure you reach the specific site and not a posing site disguised as the county and encouraging you to pay a fee to view free public records. When in doubt, call the county clerk and they will direct you to the right site.

IMPORTANT: I would never skimp on an actual lien search, as all documents do not legally need to be recorded. Buying a house is a big deal, and I would HIGHLY recommend at minimum paying a local attorney to do a lien search for chain of title- personally i would always get full title policy by a local, credible title company with insurance. This ensures that if any liens are missed, you will not be liable. Saving money now could cost thousands later if this step is skipped.


This is not legal advice, just personal opinion- plz always consult a reputable attorney.
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i already have a mortgage on the home. i moved january 2014 was qualified for a deed in lieu. since then a lien was placed in may. i am trying to find out who this lienholder.
Flag Fri Oct 3, 2014
stephaniet, Home Buyer, 19040
Wed Jan 15, 2014
You can locate Liens on a property on your own, but it is so easy to miss some of these documents. Which can costs you thousands. You can have a title search company run a search for you. ProTitleUSA provides very accurate searches. You can check out there website at Protitleusa.com for more information and can call them at 1-888-878-8081 for quotes. Hope this helps
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Millsdianne27, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Fri Aug 4, 2017
I am trying to find out who has the title to some property from this company in Las Vegas here in south carolina
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Lmccraw82659, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Tue Jul 18, 2017
If someone puts a lien on your property do they have to notify you?
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Hunteddi, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Sun Jul 16, 2017
How can I get a Preliminary Title Report Online?
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Antondcoelho, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Wed Jun 21, 2017
Is there any lien on my property lo located on 6730 Kit lane, Castro Valley, Ca 94552
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Mrspatsapp, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Wed May 31, 2017
Homeowner died she lived at 4141 13th available south in st. Petersburg I'm her cousin and lived there with her I'm not sure if she had a reverse mortgage on the home or not. Help
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Cjharty, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Tue May 9, 2017
HOW CAN I LOOK UP PROPERTY TITLES FOR FREE?
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Greentekfirst, Both Buyer And Seller, Dover, DE
Thu Mar 2, 2017
Very few counties offer free lien, encumbrance and mortgage record searches.

The majority of counties throughout the United States require subscription via payment or require a local Abstractor or real estate attorney to access these private records and information. You can contact the county assessor or clerk to find out if that particular county offers online land records access. It is in most cases more cost effective to use an online title search company (for example U.S. Title Records https://www.ustitlerecords.com) that already has access to Nationwide title plant records and data since the counties that do offer online access typically require a monthly or yearly subscription. This is not very cost-effective if you're only looking for a single document or a single title search on a subject property.
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Title search and lien search resources can be found on:
https://www.ustitlerecords.com/title-search-resources/
Flag Sat Sep 9, 2017
Jennifer Mil…, Home Buyer, Winter Springs, FL
Mon Feb 20, 2017
If the Property Appraisers office has a persons name of who the owner is would that not mean the title is clear and its in that person's name.
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Greentekfirst, Both Buyer And Seller, Dover, DE
Thu Jan 12, 2017
Free foreclosure activity reports are provided for property containing current and recorded foreclosure proceedings, including Notice of default, Pre foreclosure and Auction status through US Title Records http://www.ustitlerecords.com

This service includes New York and its burroughs as well as all 50 states and counties throughout the United States.
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Ruizcg02, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Wed Jan 11, 2017
Do I have any liens on my home at 847 Bartley Pl and can I get a copy of it
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Giseleceron, Home Buyer, Largo, FL
Sat Dec 31, 2016
is there a lien on this address - 10245 117th Drive N, Largo, Florida 33773
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Greentekfirst, Both Buyer And Seller, Dover, DE
Thu Dec 29, 2016
I would suggest using US Title Records for all Arkansas county property records.

You can pull Preliminary title reports and Full chain of title searches online. The best way to perform these searches are to use the Title search by name or address feature if you are attempting to locate property owned by an individual or entity.
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Elmo Smith, Home Buyer, King of Prussia, PA
Mon Dec 5, 2016
How can you look up property titles for liens for free?
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Greentekfirst, Both Buyer And Seller, Dover, DE
Fri Nov 25, 2016
For Florida county recorder's office of deed records visit https://www.ustitlerecords.com

Obtain real estate title and lien records, including copies of property Deeds.
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Greentekfirst, Both Buyer And Seller, Dover, DE
Thu Nov 24, 2016
What are some of the Best online title search companies, that actually provided real property records.......
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Greentekfirst, Both Buyer And Seller, Dover, DE
Wed Nov 16, 2016
Free preliminary title reports and Full chain of title searches are really non existant unless you know what to look for and where to find the information, relevant to the searches mentioned above. All of the information required to perform these searches will be found in county records, indexed on microfilm or in many instances online. Both searches will involve obtaining vesting deeds, mortgages (Deeds of trust), conveyance (in chronological order), lien and encumbrance records. Pertaining to the subject property and or the individual or entity. Ultimately to conclude the condition of title and marketability of the property title.

Courtesy of US TITLE RECORDS
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Greentekfirst, Both Buyer And Seller, Dover, DE
Tue Nov 15, 2016
Typically no, as most counties do not offer FREE property records searches. In most cases, certain counties will allow access to their databases for a subscription or one time fee. The only -true- Free property records I have come across are Foreclosure activity reports offered by a company called US TITLE RECORDS. This firm offers complimentary foreclosure activity reports for any property reflecting current, recorded foreclosure activity.

Regarding real estate lien and title search services, they are the most competitive (regarding cost) in the industry offering Full property lien searches for under $100. You can also obtain a Copy of your property deed online, and within minutes upon order.





https://www.ustitlerecords.com
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Greentekfirst, Both Buyer And Seller, Dover, DE
Tue Nov 8, 2016
Most of the sites that you find online only provide property assessor and tax information. They claim to offer FREE property lien reports but that is not the case. A bit misleading. As with most quality product information you have to pay for them. Our firm pays a nominal fee for our title and lien searches online through https://www.ustitlerecords.com. Reports are ordered online and delivered online within less than an hour, and they actually offer free foreclosure activity reports for any property reflecting current and recorded foreclosure activity. We are also able to pull copies of Deeds and other documents online.
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I don't think you understand the meaning of the word "nominal."
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wino0108, Home Buyer, Deerfield Beach, FL
Tue Oct 11, 2016
looking up title search for a condo in deerfield beach, fl
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Gloriapwilli…, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Thu Sep 15, 2016
Are there any Liens on 6331 Robins Nest, Stone Mountain GA 30087?
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Yep. There's a lien of $1608.73 against it by a bank. Just checked.
Flag Fri Feb 17, 2017
Yep. There's a bank lien of $1608.97 against it. Just checked.
Flag Fri Feb 17, 2017
Gloriapwilli…, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Thu Sep 15, 2016
Are there any liens against 6331 Robins Nest Stone Mountain GA 30087?
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Davidhooper72, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Wed Aug 31, 2016
David Hooper. i am trying to find out how much time is needed for a Calif. property serarch? I need information as soon as possible hopefully i can get it soon . may be tomarrow
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Nat, Home Buyer, New York, NY
Sun Aug 28, 2016
want to get some anwers myself
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Richroserod, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Mon Aug 22, 2016
I need to know if the house I inherited has a clean title
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Dolores165, Home Buyer, Delray Beach, FL
Sat Aug 20, 2016
property lien 165 Arthur ave. staten island n.y. 10305
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Billiebillie7, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Tue Aug 9, 2016
I'm trying to find out when my grandfather Albert A Noftz bought his farm land in clyde ohio
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Looks like 1943
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Donald Morris, Home Buyer, Orlando, FL
Wed Jul 27, 2016
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Jeff, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Tue Jul 26, 2016
on a foreclosure how long can it take to get title information
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The foreclosure would need to be recorded to obtain foreclosure status.

You can check with US Title Records for foreclosure activity reports.

Https://www.ustitlerecords.com
Flag Wed Feb 15, 2017
Nick Santa A…, Home Buyer, Santa Ana, CA
Thu Jul 14, 2016
Check http://www.searchq.com for a free property report. If they found a lien on the title, the indicator will turn green.

If you want more information on the lien and have a copy of the original doc, you have to pay about $30.
Web Reference:  http://www.searchq.com
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Buildingrvps, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Thu Jun 2, 2016
I need to know if I have a lien on my property
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Buildingrvps, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Thu Jun 2, 2016
need to know if I have a lien on my property
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Wewashandsal…, Home Buyer, Philadelphia, PA
Mon May 16, 2016
How can I find out for free if a real property has a mortgage on it?
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All real property filings are of public record. Some states/counties have online data bases. Call the county clerk to find out. If yours does not, the county courthouse will have all the documents on record. Our local court house lets us access for free, but charge for copies if we print them out.
Flag Sun Jun 19, 2016
Jamesrobinson, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Thu May 12, 2016
how much is the lean on the property i just bought
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Christine, Home Buyer, Palm Park, Redwood City, CA
Thu May 12, 2016
criis.com -- Free access to Public Records for County Government.

Search the internet for the parcel number first. It's easy.
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markas1968, Home Buyer, Findlay, OH
Sat Apr 23, 2016
nothing is free! they will tell you for free where you have to go for free to have someone charge you for the info you want! If you want I can tell you where to go for free for me to charge you for this info!? I even have a device on my backside for you to slide your card through!
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Anoniaespino…, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Fri Mar 11, 2016
need to know if there is a lein at 18203 memorial spring court tomball,texas
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Yes there is. A bank has a lien of 1709.45 on it.
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Timetraveler…, Home Buyer, Wynne, AR
Sat Feb 13, 2016
is there a lien on my house ?
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