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Deuce of Spades

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I am working on an REO where I have no information on the subject except the address. I found an old MLS listing but all public records of the property are hidden most like due to being a public officer (police...). I don't even have the current owners last name to do a search for sales on the internet thru the internet. Communicating with the REO mgt co is tough bc they are over seas and I know they don't get what I am saying or e-mailing.

Will a visit to the court house help me out here? In the past I was always able to work with the home owner and a title company for these types of issues. Any suggestions?
 

Annelle

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Have you tried the title company?
 

Couch Potato

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I am working on an REO where I have no information on the subject except the address. I found an old MLS listing but all public records of the property are hidden most like due to being a public officer (police...). I don't even have the current owners last name to do a search for sales on the internet thru the internet. Communicating with the REO mgt co is tough bc they are over seas and I know they don't get what I am saying or e-mailing.

Will a visit to the court house help me out here? In the past I was always able to work with the home owner and a title company for these types of issues. Any suggestions?
Try searching secondary sources for the information. Often you can find a property record with the name redacted through a link on a GIS map. Use all the available search methods at each site.
 

PLCG

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Wouldn't the courthouse have the deed? That would have the name. We have a county assessment records here. Going in to the office might get you more infomration that you can get online. A good chat can be very productive!
 
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Deuce,

I sent you a private message about how that can be done in Marion County, FL.

Tom
 

Howard Klahr

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Nanette,

The deed might have a piece of information that would not allow publication on the internet (according to Fla law) - i.e. social security number, etc. So, yes a trip to the county records department might get you the data you're looking for.
 

Deuce of Spades

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Off I go to the court house. Just trying to avoid the trip if I could....

thanks for all the input
 

Tom Woolford

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If you know the address of the house next door to your subject, in both Counties I work, you can bring up the parcel number off the Tax Map. Once you know the parcel # for your subject, you can probably bring up the info. The parcel info is just excluded from the search functions, not the database.

Now as an aside, NO Law enforcement officer should be paid so poorly that he can face losing his home. That sucks.
 

Joyce Potts

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Most law enforcement employees, politicians, judges, FBI/CIA etc...are not included in the tax rolls, per the Florida Statutes. You're not going to find it, so I would suggest not wasting your time. Go back to the mortgagee--they probably have it in their files.
 

SANDY

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As ususal Joyce got it- In our county we are able to obtain the info if the owner authorized a release, but you probably don't have access to an owner. Still might be worth a call to the property appraiser-maybe they could advise.
 
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