How do I find a deed to the house I live in? The first deed before I bought it?

Asked by Linda Topping, 78021 Thu Oct 11, 2007

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Georgi, Both Buyer And Seller, California City, CA
Tue Oct 18, 2011
I tried to get a property deed for my house from the county but it turned into a real bureaucratic hassle. I found this website: . They knew what they were doing. I had my deed the next day. I would use them again.
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Cathy, , Fulton County, GA
Wed Aug 19, 2009
can I find out the information on the net without going to the court house?
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ian cockburn, Agent, New Orleans, LA
Thu Oct 11, 2007
To reinforce what was said below, do it in this order:
1) County courthouse to do preliminary search on your own
2) If you do not come up with anything, go to a title company to do further research.
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Patti Pereyra, , Chicago, IL
Thu Oct 11, 2007
A title search will reveal the chain of title to your house, and can be searched to as far back as the 1800's. A title company or independent tract service can perform this service for you.

You can also go to the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in your county and research the Deed Index books.
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Ute Ferdig -…, Agent, New Castle, DE
Thu Oct 11, 2007
Hi Linda. You can contact the title company that issued the title insurance for you when you purchased the property. They can pull up a copy of any prior deeds. You can also go to the county recorder's office and conduct your own search there. Depending on how long ago the deed was recorded you may have to go through micro fiche and order the copy. I would start with the title company. Good luck.
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Deborah Madey, Agent, Brick, NJ
Thu Oct 11, 2007
Deeds are recorded in the county records. You may be able to access these online. If not, you can visit the local county office and view during their public hours.
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