county records research

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I subcribed to county records research. For those of you in cal. or nevada who are thinking of subscribing. Here is my experience. It is alot of money. For my county I paid 89 a month. The site isn't exactly user friendly. once you know what to do, it's no problem. The biggest downside, which they don't let you know upfront is, they only give you info for month you purchased in. So, I purchased the beg. of Feb. I can't see anything before that. Oh, I can, if I want to pay 89 dollars, for each month I want to go back, and I have to check every day to see if there are new listings. The only good thing about this service..is , it does let you know which loans are in default, and it lists all loans in order...which is very helpful, and save alot of time. I live in a small county, so for me this service is a waste of money. But I could see how it would work for someone in a large county like L.A.

Where are you located?

The reason why I ask is that many states offer a free searchable registry of deeds online (but there are quite a few that charge a fee for access).

Regards,

Scott Miller

Originally posted by "mirasaza":
I subcribed to county records research. For those of you in cal. or nevada who are thinking of subscribing. Here is my experience. It is alot of money. For my county I paid 89 a month. The site isn't exactly user friendly. once you know what to do, it's no problem. The biggest downside, which they don't let you know upfront is, they only give you info for month you purchased in. So, I purchased the beg. of Feb. I can't see anything before that. Oh, I can, if I want to pay 89 dollars, for each month I want to go back, and I have to check every day to see if there are new listings. The only good thing about this service..is , it does let you know which loans are in default, and it lists all loans in order...which is very helpful, and save alot of time. I live in a small county, so for me this service is a waste of money. But I could see how it would work for someone in a large county like L.A.

you do know this information is free right?

Hi, I'm in Santa Barbara county. It is very difficult to get information here. The title companies are very loyal to real estate agents. And the only way to get info is to go to county hall of records...its doable but it is very tidious work. How it works where I live, you get a doc. number, you have no idea if it is a property you are even interested in, so you look it up, that's how you find the address. There has got to be a better way that is more efficient.

CA is one of a handful of states that don't offer an electronic version of the registry of deeds; as you have mentioned, you have two choices....

Manual or fee based.

Regards,

Scott Miller

Originally posted by "mirasaza":
Hi, I'm in Santa Barbara county. It is very difficult to get information here. The title companies are very loyal to real estate agents. And the only way to get info is to go to county hall of records...its doable but it is very tidious work. How it works where I live, you get a doc. number, you have no idea if it is a property you are even interested in, so you look it up, that's how you find the address. There has got to be a better way that is more efficient.

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