Real Estate Investor Quick-Guide to U.S. Title Records Online Title Research and Property Record Services

Real Estate Investor Quick-Guide to U.S. Title Records Online Title Research and Property Record Services

U.S. Title Records staff members respond to client questions from investors, lenders, brokers, attorneys and the general public about how to use the service most efficiently and make recommendations on which report(s) will provide the information requested in a given scenario.

The following quick-guide chart provides real estate investor clients with summary information about the key differences in the service packages.  This is the first in a series of articles and quick-guides to be published through December 2020, after which the user guides will be expanded and updated on a quarterly basis.

Service packages commonly purchased by investors and investment firms during the due diligence stage of a real estate investment:

SERVICE 

INCLUDED

 

HINTS
Property Lien Report

Same day service

$95

Property and personal liens recorded against the property and indexed by the property address. 

This service is generally used by investor clients who know the owner/seller, the values and the area well.

 

Full Property / Owner Lien Report

Same day service

$175

 

Recorded Liens

Personal Judgments

Bankruptcy filings

 

Purchased by clients who do not know the owner/seller but are intimately familiar with the values and the area.

 

Homebuyer Package

Same day service

$195

 

Recorded Liens

Personal Judgments

Bankruptcy filings

Comparable Valuation Report

Area Statistics & Demographics

 

Purchased by clients who do not know the owner and want detailed information about the current comparable valuation figures and the neighborhood statistics to fully evaluate the property before contemplating investment.

 

Expanded Title Search

Same day service

$265

Homebuyer Package PLUS:

Current Vesting Deed

Parcel & Flood Maps

 

Purchased by clients who have immediate questions or concerns about the deed, parcel and/or flood map.

 

Abstract Service

3-7 business days

$95+ (cost varies)

 

 Used to obtain any document or run customized searches for specific purposes, i.e., custom easement searches.