Posted by Paul_NY on June 19, 2000 at 21:31:20:
Call the mortgage company in the other state! You’re hot on the trail! Don’t stop now!?!?
What it appears you’ve got here is a bank owned home. The mortgage company probably paid a local contractor to board up the property to ‘secure’ it.
The mortgage company should show up in the county registry of deeds. You will be able to find out the original mortgage amount, the mortgage origination date and the address of the mortgagee. Also, look for assignments, in the registry of deeds, which means the original mortgage holder sold the mortgage to another company.
Your next step is to contact the mortgage company and make an offer based on the information you dig up about the house. Check for overdue taxes too.