Comments (10)

Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Teresa - Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  In our area we've had online access to county records for many years....it is a great, indispensible tool for us.  What type of records are you referring to?  Perhaps I'm not understanding your question...

Aug 27, 2008 03:45 AM
Teresa J. Wright
The Title Agency, Inc. - Bentonville, AR

Thanks for the welcome!  I've opened a title agency and have found some of the counties have online access to real estate records. However, some counties do not have online access to real estate records.  It does seem like a great solution for searches and have not heard any dissenting opinions about online access.

Aug 27, 2008 04:16 AM
Dwayne West
Atlanta Real Estate - Canton, GA
Canton Georgia Real Estate

Welcome to the Active Rain community. You have chosen a great site with tons of information you can learn from.

Aug 27, 2008 04:46 AM
Lori Franks
Real Estate Consultant - Brookings, OR
Brookings, Oregon

Hello Teresa and warm welcome to ActiveRain! Our area has access online to Co. Tax info. I love it and think it is a great tool. Happy blogging!

Aug 27, 2008 07:21 AM
Teresa J. Wright
The Title Agency, Inc. - Bentonville, AR

I appreciate the reassurance.  I've performed real estate transactions in your area and it is great to hear from someone there!  At that time the North Atlanta area (Cumming area) was growing and the real estate market was thriving.  It is entirely possible we have had contact with some of the same people, as I worked with some attorneys in that area and have contacts in the military community as well.

 

 

Aug 27, 2008 07:24 AM
Teresa J. Wright
The Title Agency, Inc. - Bentonville, AR

It certainly is convenient to have access to the real estate records and tax assessments online.  It seems like it would alleviate traffic at the courthouse and keep the records in good order.

Aug 27, 2008 07:29 AM
Ron Brown NMLS #270845
NMLS ID: 40831 - Federal Way, WA

Teresa,

Welcome to Active Rain! Congratulations on your first blog.  You'll find this is a great site for sharing ideas, networking, and growing your business.  If you ever have a question about VA loans, or FHA loans I'd be happy to help!

Ron Brown

VA Loan & FHA Loan Specialist

First Mortgage Company of Washington

Puyallup, WA

Aug 27, 2008 01:38 PM
Crystal Corr
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC

Welcome to Active Rain. I hope you will enjoy it and learn from it as much as I do. Happy Blogging.

We have our county records online in the county I am in but the surrounding counties don't. I love having ours online. It makes thing so much easier for so many things. I am able to get property size. When writing a contract get the owners names and all of them without bothering a listing agent. I can see the taxes that were paid if the agent doesn't put them on MLS. I have even seen where several of my clients that have closed haven't filed the proper paperwork to get the lower property tax. We have two different taxes on properties. If you live in the house you are at 4%. If it is an investment, you are at 6%. I have called people on this and told them to file the paperwork and saved them thousands of dollars because of this system.

Hope that helps. That is my 2cents.

Aug 27, 2008 11:34 PM
Connie Rice
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC
Connie Rice & Partners - Greenville, SC Real Estat

Welcome to the rain! You've joined a great place to network, make and meet new friends and discuss lots of interesting topics. I see you are already off to a great start! Stop by if you get a chance. I would love to hear your feedback on our thoughts! Well, have great time and ENJOY. Look forward to seeing you around.

Aug 28, 2008 07:57 AM
Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE

I see that you are new to Active Rain and I just wanted to welcome you. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do and that you find it a great resource.

Aug 29, 2008 08:18 AM