how to find a lien on a property free in california?

Asked by Tam102889, Castro Valley, CA Wed Aug 8, 2012

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The Medford…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Thu Aug 9, 2012
In most cases, a Realtor can do a quick search to see if there are any liens from loans on a property. Other liens can be identified by a preliminary title search by a title company. If you are getting ready to put your home on the market, we could order a preliminary title report for you at no cost – it would identify all known liens. Otherwise, you can search county records at the county recorder’s office or from their website – liens recorded prior to 1969 have to be searched in person as they are only on microfilm.

Here is the link to the County of Alameda Recorder’s Office:
http://www.acgov.org/auditor/clerk/lien.htm
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