Posted by windan (NY) on January 08, 1999 at 16:59:04:
Your area sounds similar to mine!!
I invest in Northern Ulster County, NY.
In rural areas searches are best conducted using the
tax maps, which are on file in the county office building. Make copies of the maps for promising properties and write down the names of adjoining property owners on the map copy. It makes it much easier to find the actual property. In my county there are copies of the tax rolls located right with the maps, so cross referencing is easy.
I also just purchased a CD rom which has all the tax info and maps for Ulster County. It is VERY handy for doing mailings and searches right from home!!! They also publish discs for Orange and Sullivan County. (their name is Visual Information Systems) Good Luck!