Posted by Alicia (MI) on March 27, 2001 at 01:04:26:
The first thing I would do to find the owners is go to your county courthouse. Go to the treasures office and see if the taxes on the property are current. If they are, they will have a current address that they are mailing the bill to. If they are not, I would then go to the recording office (of deeds). I would then look up the current deed and see who now owns it. Also, any mortgage or other liens will be recorded there also. Then try to find the owners. There are a ton of web sites. I would first try information and try and get a phone number. If all fails and you cannot find them, then you can call the VA office and see if the mortgage is in default. You can always try and see if they will sell the paper. I don’t know if VA will do that. I know banks will sometimes, but they don’t always either.
I do a lot of this myself and have had good luck doing it. If you really want to find the owners, you can always hire a skip trace done to. It will cost you some money, so you need to decide how much you really want to find them. Tenant chek offers this service.
Hope this was helpful. Good luck.