This is an old post, but I feel your pain. I have a very good relationship with my title agent...she's the absolute best...but still wont help me with things like this. I asked for help just a few short weeks ago, and below is copied from the email string.
Hope your holidays were good, and the New Year is Rockin'! I took a little break for the whole holiday season, but am starting to gear up for 2012, want to do LOTS of deals this year!
Anyway, I have a question for you: Is it possible to do property searches based on the legal description of a property ( such as: LT:6 BLK:F BK:73126 PG:1712 CITY:RICHARDSON SUB:CARRIAGE SQUARE ) ? I have lists of such that I use for my marketing, and it takes a painfully long time to convert them to names and addresses. I'm wondering if you may have some online tools that I could use to speed things up.
None of the area county tax web sites have that functionality, and neither does NTREIS. Title companies seem to have secret magic powers when it comes to property search, so maybe you can help me to help you - yours is the only title company my partner and I will use this year. Thanks!
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Oh Boo Hoo…unfortunately I do not….the only online tools I can think of would be Tarrant County Online (OPR) Official Public Records search…and Tarrant County Appraisal District –Tarrant County Tax Office---or whichever county you are working in…..you can purchase an Owners and Encumbrance from our Customer Service Plant..but it costs around $138.00 each I think.
Wish I could be more help,
Boo hoo indeed...
Well, thanks for thinking about it anyway. Maybe one day the counties around here will catch up with the rest of the country. I guess it's time to hire a VA.
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