It all depends on where you are located, every county is slightly different and some counties won't release any information due to privacy concerns. However, a title company is a great resource pretty much everywhere.
As far as foreclosures ... good luck. Most larger banks have outsourced their foreclosures so the loans/properties are being serviced by large companies out of state. They are very slow to respond (if at all). I was tracking a home that was foreclosed. When I call the REO department at the bank, they had no records of the home. Two weeks later the property was listed by a local agent via a foreclosure servicing company on the other side of the US.
Jan 5, 2009