county records search - Posted by Doug McMullen
Posted by Doug McMullen on February 20, 2002 at 11:47:04:
I went to the county recorder’s office today to make my
first attempt at a public records search for private
mortgage holders. However, I think I must be asking for
the wrong type of information, based on the response I
I asked for the mortgagor’s index or list of home owners.
I expected this list would contain the names of the people
making payments on a mortgage and also the name of the
associated mortgage holders.
From that list I intended to scan for names of private
individuals (rather than institutions) and make note of the
With this record number, I expected to locate the actual
mortage detail, including address of the note holder.
However, I was informed that this particular county does
not have their records indexed that way and that I need
to start with an address or PIN number. From there "they"
can pull the related information.
I must be using incorrect terminology, as this sounds like
an impossible way of getting to a list of potential note
What did I do wrong? or are there counties that truly
have a system that makes it this difficult for a note
buyer to compile a list of potential contacts?
Please offer any suggestions…