I looked up that property on the MLS and the status shows up as â€œwithdrawnâ€ meaning it is off the market but not because it sold. The title records say that the owner purchased this property on 05/21/1999 for $60,000. I see some activity with their loan (refinance, maybe?) but the ownerâ€™s names are the same still, today. This property was listed on 08/23/2008 and taken off the market on 09/09/2008. It was one time a â€œREOâ€ (bank owned property. I know this because the MLS states that in the â€œlegalâ€ section of the listing. The bank looks like it may have been Wells Fargo Bank (I see their name on the tax records). If you need more info, I can contact the listing agent for you. Please let me know.
In the future, you can find out if the property is bank owned or not by having a Realtor look on the MLS for you. Legally, if the property is bank owned, the listing agent needs to state that in the legal section of the listing. If you want to find out who the bank is, the Realtor can call the listing agent and find out for you.