AFX Research, LLC
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How much does an AFX Title Search Report cost?
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What is a Title Abstract Report?
AKA "Title Search Report" Gain a fundemental understanding of what a title search is and what the report contains
How We Perform a Title Search
The step-by-step process in an easy to understand info-graphic
Sample Title Documents
Deeds, judgments, liens and more
Forclosure/Auction Buyer Resources
Videos, free weekly auction.com property title searches...
How to Read a Title Search Report
Understand where to find important information and how it affects the subject property.
What goes into an AFX Title Search Report? Discover how we cover every base to provide a complete picture of a property's status.
Title Search Course
Learn how to conduct your own title searches
POWER OF ATTORNEY
Based on our experience with completing thousands of title searches on properties in foreclosure, we know that nearly 70% have encumbrances besides the mortgage or lien being foreclosed on. Many of these will be extinguished by the foreclosure, but some will not. How do you know beforehand what you might be getting into?
Buying homes in foreclosure is a great way to participate in real estate investment or even enter homeownership affordably. There are risks around both the physical condition of the property as well as possible liens that might survive the foreclosure process. These risks are especially high when buying a foreclosure property at auction, as potential buyers cannot inspect the home prior to purchase nor demand clear title. However, by doing some research, the risks of auction buying can be minimized and you can take advantage of some great bargains. So how does a title search help?
Depending on the reason for the foreclosure, there are various types of liens that may survive foreclosure and become the responsibility of the new owner. These include second and third mortgages, judgment and tax liens. Knowing about these liens before auction will allow you to make an informed decision regarding what you are willing to pay for the property, or whether to stay completely clear of it. You may even be able to contact the lien holder prior to the auction and negotiate a settlement.
Information about liens and judgments are public information and can be found in the county government buildings. It is possible to search for these documents yourself, and there are resources on our site to help you learn how to do that including our exclusive Title Search Course. However, even with training and experience, title searching is a time consuming process that many investors would prefer not to undertake. The solution is to purchase a professionally abstracted title search report. Which is where we come in.
All AFX Title Reports are designed to be easy to understand and we are happy to answer any questions you might have once you have received your completed report. For auction buyers we recommend purchasing our Expanded Full Title Search, since this search comes with copies of all open documents giving you the best opportunity to review and deal with encumbrances prior to auction. Check out the links at the top of this page, as well as our videos (there are more videos on the Learn page) and FAQs for tons of information about title searches.
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