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, after which the user guides will be expanded and updated on a quarterly basis.

 

Service packages commonly purchased by investors, investment firms and first-time home buyer’s during the due diligence stage of a real estate purchases:

 

SERVICE INCLUDED HINTS
Property Lien Report

Same day service.

$95

Property liens, tax and personal liens recorded against the subject property. Mortgages, lines of credit and any potential recorded Foreclosure activity. This service is generally used by buyers performing due diligence prior to making an offer to purchase. Homeowner’s looking to uncover any potential liens and encumbrances that may have been levied against their home.
Full Property / Owner Lien Report

Same day service.

$175

Recorded Liens against the subject property AND owner. This includes personal tax liens, Judgments,
Bankruptcy filings and foreclosure proceedings.
This service identifies and potential clouds on title including judgments and personal liens against the owner that may potentially be filed against the subject property affecting title and conveyance.
Homebuyer Package

Same day service.

$195

Recorded Liens
Personal Judgments
Bankruptcy filings
Comparable Valuation Report
Area Statistics & Demographics
Used by homebuyers and investors making informed decisions about a property including its current market value and neighborhood statistics.
Expanded Title Search

Same day service.

$265

Homebuyer Package PLUS:
Current Vesting Deed
Parcel & Flood Maps
Information typically included in a Preliminary title report.
Abstract Service

3-7 business days

$95+ (cost varies)

Single document copy retrieval Used to obtain any document that may not be indexed online or to run customized searches for specific purposes, i.e., custom easement and utility searches.


14 Comments

  • Linda Kunicki

    Hello,

    The property we are considering is lodging and vacant land. There are 4 parcel numbers involved. We do not know the area values well, wonder about the title and any liens. Would this be the right site for reports on the below parcels? Would this be separate for each parcel ID? Thanks for any insight.

    address (note there are some townhomes with this address but are not part of the lodge and vacant land.
    N12390 Black River Rd, Ironwood, MI 49938

    It may be under Driftwood Properties as owner.

    these are tax IDs for this property and business-

    03-00-121-600
    03-00-120-811
    03-00-120-800
    03-00-121-000

    Linda Kunicki

  • Eric T. Martin

    To Whom It May Concern:
    Please contact me regarding Residential Property Title Searches. I look forward to hearing from you. Tank you.
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Eric T. Martin
    678-527-2271 or 2272
    2-3-1 / 10:00 AM EST

  • Eric T. Martin

    To Whom It May Concern:
    Please contact me regarding Residential Property Title Searches. I look forward to hearing from you. Tank you.
    Sincerely,
    Dr. Eric T. Martin
    678-527-2271 or 2272
    2-3-1 / 10:00 AM EST

  • Jeanette Richardson

    I am seeking guidance on how to obtain the history of a property or chain of ownership on property described in a deed found among my deceased parents’ papers. The deed shows my great-grandmother transferring land to my paternal grandmother in 1949. I hired a title search company to help me research this but I can’t seem to get a progress report from them after 3 months. Can you let me know the best way to research this property? Which report might I purchase to get information on property history, sales/transfers and/or current ownership. There is no street address only a legal description of the land.

  • Lacy ` Steele

    Please assist me in locating the Deed to my property located at 16717 NE 22nd St. Bellevue, WA 09008

  • Lacy ` Steele

    Please assist me in locating the Deed to my property located at 16717 NE 22nd St. Bellevue, WA 09008

  • Jessica

    I am purchasing a property from an individual, I have paid him and I did receive the deed in my name already. I am however now wondering if I just bought property with a lien or debt attached to it. Which report would be best? How would you advise?

  • Pearl

    Hello. My county, Saguache County, in Colorado does not record lien information on properties online. Will purchasing a lien search package on this website still find any liens on a property in this case or would I be wasting my money?

  • Salina M Kurtz

    I am changing my name before getting divorced and I need a title/lien search report and not sure which one i need. Thank you

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