With the right tools, it is easy to find out who owns a property? Just use your local assessor’s website to look up a property by map or address. For investors trying to find an owner, this information is invaluable. Another way to scout properties is to search bankruptcies, liens, and death records. The following tools are all useful to help the investor to research possible real estate investments. In addition, we’ve provided links to important real estate laws and law resources. Discuss Tax & Real Estate Law on our Forums.
Public Records Search
Download digital copies of documents such as Deeds, Mortgages, Liens, Abstracts of Judgment, Releases and other county courthouse documents
Provides property records & other public info including bankruptcies, liens, death records, and more.
- Public Records Online Directory
Locate your local county assessor’s info online. Find property reports, parcel maps, comps, deed access, and more.
People Search: Track Absentee Landlords, Tenants, etc.
People search: Checks public records, websites, social networks
People and company search
Search engine to help you locate people and public records
Municipal Code Locator
Library of municipal codes from around the U.S.
- Municipal Codes Web Library
From LexisNexis – municipal codes from around the U.S.
Real Estate Laws
- Consumer Credit Protection
- Fair Housing
- Interstate Land Sales
- Community Reinvestment Act
- Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
- Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
- Pending Real Estate Related Legislation
The Real Estate Roundtable is a non-partisan political action committee that serves to educate legislators on the real estate industry. Find links to key bills in congress that can affect the real estate industry here.