Posted by Jim IL on December 19, 2000 at 21:24:15:
Alright, you don’t even have $100 for a title search, fine.
Personally, I’d barrow it from a friend, relative someone and get the title search done.
But, you can also at least goto the recorders office and look yourself for free.
Go there and look in the public records area.
Play with the data base looking up the property by address, parcel number, legal description, the sellers names, last, first, just last, and anything else you can think of.
If you do this while sitting next to a title company rep with a laptop, (they’ll be there, there are ALWAYS HERE!), and act frustrated slightly, they may help you.
Just AT LEAST LOOK for some things.
I could not proceed as you are with a clear conscience.
I’d feel real funny even advertising a home that I was not sure I could sell with a clear title.
But, to each his own.
Happy Holidays, lets hope YOUR gift is a clear title,