Posted by Jonathan on July 03, 2002 at 17:16:21:
I’ve had similiar experience and am copying an email Joe Kaiser sent me that may help. see below.
At some point, there’s nothing more you can do, so give up and rethink your approach.
When we can’t find an owner on a property we really want to check out, we order title, hoping for liens we can acquire and get the property that way.
We picked up a big check last week on just such a property. Bought a lien for less than 10 cents on the dollar, foreclosed, and two days before the redemption period ended a junior lienholder came in and paid us off.
$37k. Darn ;-).