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How do I locate the name of the current owner of a property?

I think my 96 year old father has changed ownership of his house from the family trust. How do I verify this?
  • April 06 2009 - Long Beach
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1) "Tax.ocgov.com" in Orange County
2) Ask a Realtor to look it up for you on "Realist" (I would be happy to help you)  I just need the county and last and first name.
  • August 28 2010
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Don't you think they have figured it out in over a year?
  • August 28 2010
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County recorders office !    Ownership  must be recorded and on record.

Beware on-line systems may not be the most up-to-date.

Go to the recorders office in person, pull the records.
  • August 28 2010
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Here is what I would suggest in order:
County Tax Assessor website
Real Esate Agent
Title Company or Escrow Officer

  • August 28 2010
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You check the public records, but the only way to actually guaranty title is through a Title Insurance Company.  That is what they do.  The public records are not always correct.

  • August 26 2010
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Public record is your best bet.  Whatever you registry of deeds is would be the first stop on your search!
  • July 28 2010
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Quickest way would be to pull up the website of the appraisal district that the home is located in....search by address (or even name) and bam, there ya have it!

  • July 27 2010
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I'm with Connie.  The easiest way is to contact an agent.  I've had close friends and clients even call title companies and get information but that is hit & miss.  The most time consuming is waiting in line at the county clerk's office. 
  • July 27 2010
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You have 3 options, contact an agent, or go to the county records, or ask your father.
  • November 01 2009
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did you ever get your answer? call me if you need
  • October 31 2009
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Contact a local realtor that has access to the MLS, which also has a portal to the title companies recorded ownership information.

They should be able to tell you who the owner of the property is.
  • July 18 2009
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You can also possibly go to the county website to get the information you are looking for.
  • April 16 2009
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contact a local realtor... we have access to the county records and can obtain copies of quit claim deeds, etc to help you out... email me, be glad to help
  • April 16 2009
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You can go to the county recorders office and make a query. The name of the owners of all property is public record and kept there. 
  • April 06 2009
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