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parents own property there and become deceased,transfer property

my parents invested in several acres in california city i have been there a couple of times it is undeveloped i forgot about the properity its been about a year and dont have the information on the property i remember somewhat where and all taxes are paid up how can i or how much information can i get online, phone etc to proceed in transferinig property do i have to come in person can i get things started and where
  • October 15 2011 - California City
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If faily easy.   As long as you have the location or owner name.  Contact a title company in the area of the property.  Ask for a property profile including the deed, and leins for the property. If you feel the property is worth keeping the title co will let you know what needs to done to get the property in your name.   Usually, they dont charge for most of this.   And you can do it all from your town.  You will have to have the new deed notarized, after that you can mail it back to the title co or county recorder for recording. So no you dont need to be there in person.
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Jacqueline,

What Sally said is sad but it may be true. If you wish to proceed any Escrow/Title Company should be able to  help you.

Happy funding, Rudi
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Jacqueline,

Depending on where the property is exactly, it may be essentially worthless.  Rather than transferring it, you may want to just stop paying taxes and let it go back to the county at a tax sale in 5 years.

I recently checked on a similar property for a client and that was the decision she made.
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Contact a local real estate attorney. A quiet title may work. If you are the only sibling , you should be the rightful heir.
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