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Tracy Helms, Home Buyer in Jacksonville, FL

how do i find title information on the house i might buy?

Asked by Tracy Helms, Jacksonville, FL Fri Oct 31, 2008

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Have you asked your realtor this question?

This is something that comes with their territory and agents willingly do for their customers.

Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 8, 2008
Hi Tracy,

If all you want is the owner's name and how much they paid you can do a search from the property appraisers web site. Start at http://www.coj.net and follow the links.

If you are looking for "clouds on the title" that require a TITLE SEARCH and you would need to pay a title company such as Chicago Title or First American as examples. A real estate attorney can also assist in this. We real estate professionals are limited in what we can search. I occasionally buy properties but before I write the contract I have my closing agency run a title search. That has saved me a bundle by not buying homes that had hidden federal liens. No wonder they were priced so low (lol).

Good Luck

JD "Dan" Weisenburger, GRI
Vanguard Realty Inc., GMAC Real Estate
Web Reference: http://www.neflahomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 7, 2008
Tracy, just google property title search for the county you need. That will send you right to the site needed. Jack Vance
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 1, 2008
Hi Tracy

You would need to have access to public records. If you provide me with the address, I can help you.

Shonda Sauls,REALTOR®
Prudential Network Realty
(904)260-4300 #327 Office
(904)962-6139 Mobile
Web Reference: http://www.shondasauls.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 1, 2008
Hello Tracy,
It is true that an agent can get title information fo ryou. There are some things that are public record. You can visit http://www.coj.net to get the information on the seller like how much they paid fo rthe house orginally, and you can also use this site to find deeds and mortgages. I use it all the time to look up if a seller has taken out a second mortgage. This is especially helpful when trying to negotiate a price on short sales. It will also help to know how motivated a seller owned property will be. With all seller owner proerties you never know their true motivation until you put in an offer. The seller pays the commission for a real Estate agent representing the buyer whether it be, a builder, a seller owned property, or a short sale/foreclosure. I do look out for your best interest and try to get you the most house for the least amount with as little out of pocket . If you are searching on the web and have a question about a property's title status or wish to see the inside you can call or email me. Good luck with your home search.

CC DeLong, Realtor
Web Reference: http://www.cheriedelong.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 1, 2008
I'm surprised to see this question unanswered for you. You are asking a large network of real estate agents how to obtain title info on a home and no takers yet. Interesting. All brokers have access to public records to aid in your research. Unfortunately those public records aren't so public sometimes and it is difficult for a buyer to simply search online and gain access to the info. I can search any state if you provide me with the state, county and address. I would prefer you email me direct so that the information is not broadcast online in a public forum such as this. Let me if I can help!

Diane Wheatley, Broker
Move Up Properties Real Estate Brokerage
(909) 981-5589
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 31, 2008
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