Re: Haines Criss Cross Real Estate Directory - Posted by Todd (OH)
Posted by Todd (OH) on February 22, 2002 at 06:36:11:
Question: “Can this CD pull up comps that are accurate?”
Question: “I am also going to the court house to get info on individuals that may be motivated (pre-foreclosure, tired landlords, out of state owners, tax liens, notice of defaults)…will I be able to get this type of information from this CD?”
Answer: Yes AND No. You will be able to generate a list of alleged “out of state owners” as good as anyone’s list. These lists are, in my opinion, WAY overhyped because all it does is compare the property address to where the tax payment address is. If there is a mortgage on the house, the tax payment address is often the mortgage servicing company. What good is that? This is a proverbial “needle-in-a-haystack” method in my opinion. Notice you will RARELY (I didn’t say “never”) hear of anyone say they have used this method consistently to generate profits.
As far as the other lists you want to generate, you would need to check out a legal newspaper/publication, or as you mentioned, go to the courthouse directly (or online if avaialable). I suspect even if SOME of the info is online, it will be limited access or limited info.