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how do you find out who owns a home that has been sitting vacant for 2 years with no sale signs???

  • August 30 2011 - Lonedell
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Profile picture for Al McCaw
Several ways to find out:

1. County tax records (public info)
2. Call an experienced realtor
3. Title company are always happy to help
4. Or perhaps the nosey neighbor might know something???? :-)
  • August 31 2011
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can u access county tax records online?
  • August 31 2011
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Just check the tax rolls and that will tell you who the owner is.  You can also contact a local real estate agent.
  • August 31 2011
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Yup, public records.  Swing by the county recorder's office, or if you know a title rep, he or she can pull that info for you.  Good luck!
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In my county I just call the court house and talk to the Records Department and ask who owns the home. If you live in a highly populated county it might not be that easy though.
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Profile picture for Sharon Lewis
You can look in the public records as previously mentioned and take advantage of snail mail, write the current owners a letter.
You can also call a local real estate agent and ask them to look it up.
Best of luck to you.
  • August 31 2011
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Profile picture for Connie Klemme
county records will indicate who owns the property and whether or not taxes are current or if foreclosure filing has occured.  they most likely will not have a phone number but will have a mailing address and if they taxes have been paid it's more likely the mailing address is accruate.

so...just drop them a letter or do a web search to find their phone number and see what's up with the house. (or ask an agent to do this for you)
good luck.
  • August 30 2011
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