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Title Search 101 for Investors - Part 3
This is a continuation of last month's articles on how investors can do a quick title search using online public records. Title Search 101 for Investors - Part 1 and Title Search 101 for Investors - Part 2.
If you recall from the previous articles, the first important point to remember is that title searches always start with the present day and then work their way backwards through time. On a quick title search the simplest way to get started is to visit the county property appraiser's website. Their website will show who they are claiming is the current owner of the property. (For your convenience on our Sand Dollar Realty Group website www.SDRhouses.com, we do have an extensive "Helpful Links" page that has references to all of the property appraiser, recorder, and courthouse search sites in Central Florida.)
On the property appraiser's site you are looking for the last legitimate sale of the property (not the $100 sale). The deed referenced needs to be either a WD (warranty deed) or SWD (special warranty deed). Most of the time you will see an O.R. book and page number which is the official record's recording reference. For instance on the property appraiser printout above, ... more
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