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