How do you find out who owns the property?
Check Your Local Assessor’s Office
On your local assessor’s official website, you may be able to look up property tax records. All you need is the home’s address. You can learn who owns the home as well as how much property tax they pay. This is a great way to find out who owns a property for free.
How do I find out what someone owes on their mortgage?
The amount owed on any mortgage is a matter of public record and can be found at the County Recorder. Buyers can search in person or online, where county records are available. Once they identify the property and lienholder, buyers can see the most recently recorded mortgage information.
How do I find property records?
Typically, a deed search will start with your county clerk, recorder, auditor, or state registry of deeds; these offices might allow you to search online, but for the most complete history, you should visit the office in person and request any physical records available.
Can you anonymously pay off someone’s mortgage?
Anonymous payment. You can make an anonymous payment in much the same way as Riquelme paid off his parent’s mortgage, by finding the mortgage company and account number through public records and making a payment. To stay anonymous, you can make the payment using a money order mailed with no return address.
When you have a mortgage who holds the deed?
While you have a mortgage, the lender has rights to the property title until the loan is paid. If you buy a home without a mortgage, the real estate attorney or title company records the deed and issues a copy to you.
Who owns a mortgage?
The mortgage owner, also referred to the mortgage holder or note holder, is the entity that owns your loan. They have the legal right to enforce the loan agreement, which consists of a promissory note and a security interest or deed of trust.