Posted by Lloyd Cook, Los Angeles on January 24, 2002 at 24:13:11:
If you know and use a title company for your business, they will usually give you access to online property information for free. If you don?t know anyone, i.e. you are new at this business, you can go to the tax collector, county recorder, or other, depending on what county and state you are in and find out the last known owner for little or no cost except your time. Or you can (God forbid) pay for a service.