Chain of Title – A history of ownership, usually starting 60 years back and going forward to the present owner. We’re determining who bought and sold the property over the years and if there are any open liens, such as Mortgages, Deeds of Trust, etc.
Tax Search – To determine the present status of real estate taxes. A Lien Certificate from the County of City will reveal whether any taxes are open and due from previous years.
Judgment and Name Search – To determine if there are any unsatisfied judgments, federal or state income tax liens, mechanics liens, etc. against the seller or prior owners over the last 12 years.