HOW DO I GO ABOUT FINDING OUT IF THE PERSON THAT IS SOLICITATING AS THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE IS TRULY THE OWNER IN LOS ANGELES , CA?

Asked by Queenalex, Los Angeles, CA Tue Dec 15, 2009

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Risa Liebster, Agent, Toluca Lake, CA
Tue Dec 15, 2009
The "old fashioned" way of finding this type of public information is by going to the County Recorder's Office. See web reference, below.

Risa Liebster, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
818.397.9188
http://www.TolucaLakeRealEstate.net
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John Villaes…, , California
Tue Dec 15, 2009
Here is link to look up and get your own title report. Section under John Martinez Jr.
link: http://www.vgrouphomes.com/atj/user/VendorsGetAction.do

John & Sarena Villaescusa
Owner/Realtor/Broker
Keller Williams Realty
Cell: 5620818-2671
Email: Johnv@kw.com
Website: http://www.VGroupHomes.com
Web Reference:  http://www.VGroupHomes.com
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Bonnie Scrib…, , Fullerton, CA
Tue Dec 15, 2009
I'd be happy to look up the title report for you. Why do you need to know? Is there someone trying to sell a home and you're suspicious? I would never give any money directly to a buyer in any event (as a deposit) - I would insist on putting it into an escrow account if the property is being sold by owner, and that will protect you. They will do a title search and make sure -- or if you work with a good Realtor, they/I can look at it first, before placing an offer on a property. I even check for friends or clients who are renting/leasing property to make sure that the property is not in foreclosure.

If the seller is trying to sell and is already in a bad situation with their loans, you wouldn't want to make an offer directly to the seller. If it is a short sale (they owe more than they can get in price), then any offers are contingent on the lender's approval.

We have a neighbor who bought "from an owner" and finally had a "3 days and you're out!" notice put on their door to move out. They had given the money to the owner, who was behind in his payments. He assured them he would open escrow, but just kept the money, gave them a ilne about escrow closed, and then they lost everything they'd invested and had to move in three days. I'd hate for that to happen. Please let me know if you need help. Bonnie, 714.296.l0513
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