I am considering purchasing a parcel of real estate. How can I find out what liens, if any, have been filed against it?

If you are borrowing money from a financial institution in order to purchase the real estate, a title search will be ordered by that financial institution well in advance of the closing. This search will reveal any outstanding liens. If no financial institution is involved, then you will want to contract directly with a title company for a complete title search.

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1. What help can the Register of Deeds office provide for drafting real estate documents?
2. I have been told I need to get a legal description of my property. Where may I obtain one?
3. I paid off a Federal Income Tax Lien, but it still appears on my credit report. Why?
4. We recently paid off the mortgage on our home. When will we get a new deed showing that we no longer owe the bank anything?
5. I am considering purchasing a parcel of real estate. How can I find out what liens, if any, have been filed against it?
6. Can I do my own title search?
7. Can the Register of Deeds tell me if I have clear title?
8. How do I change my deed so that it reflects my married name?
9. If one trustee of a trust dies, is it necessary to take any immediate action?
10. If I purchase property that is from a larger parcel that is being split, will I receive a tax bill?