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Getting information on status of home ie foreclosure/sale/etc?

Friends of mine live next to a home that has been vacant for 2-3 years. I like the property, so I visited the house and found a sign on a door that said the home was winterized and to contact the mortgage company with any questions or concerns (there was no mortgage company info/name/number). The previous owners are listed as current owners on the public tax info that I looked up, with no way to contact them other than the address of this property. How do I go about finding out who the mortgage company is and what the status of the property is? Thanks for your time!
  • February 11 - Bloomingburg
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Talk to a local agent and they may be able to help you out.
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Hi,

The easiest way is to check with your County Clerk's office and ask which division of their government maintains real estate land records.  While speaking with the Clerk, ask if the county land records are free to the public to search and contained online (it varies from county to county).

The real estate land records will contain information regarding lien and mortgage holders.  Once you identify the current mortgage company via land records, contact their REO department and ask the status of the property.

Hopefully this helps.  Good luck...
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Local agents will have access to this info, so look for one in your area. I highly recommend working with a good agent through the entire process if you decide to buy; short sales and foreclosures can be tricky.
Good luck!
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