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Can't ID/Locate Owner (by #22 [MO]) May 12, 2019 10:57 AM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by #22 [MO]) May 12, 2019 11:01 AM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by Barb [MO]) May 12, 2019 11:15 AM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by cjl [NY]) May 12, 2019 11:16 AM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by Sparky [PA]) May 12, 2019 11:19 AM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by JB [OR]) May 12, 2019 11:25 AM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by #22 [MO]) May 12, 2019 11:25 AM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by RentsDue [MA]) May 12, 2019 12:26 PM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by Mickie [OH]) May 12, 2019 12:35 PM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by Deanna [TX]) May 12, 2019 12:56 PM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by razorback_tim [AR]) May 12, 2019 1:59 PM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by DON [PA]) May 12, 2019 8:59 PM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by DJ [VA]) May 12, 2019 9:38 PM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 13, 2019 1:22 AM
       Can't ID/Locate Owner (by Mike45 [NV]) May 14, 2019 2:59 PM

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Can't ID/Locate Owner (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 10:57 AM
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Greetings!

I've noticed a completely abandoned property in one of my farm areas. The grass has not been mowed and it's a matter of time before the city and other investors start chasing this lead down. I've put a letter on the front door and tried mailing, which came back to me as "vacant." The owner on title died 7 years ago and the home was occupied / lived in for a lot of the time between then and now.

I've done a skip trace and have tried to reach out unsuccessfully to possible next of kin. I've got year of death on the person... my next guess would be to go to the court house and pull the death certificate..... does anyone else have any other ideas?

thanks!

#22

--173.25.xxx.xxx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 11:01 AM
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After all, looks like I'm not a qualified person to obtain a copy of the death certificate... any other ideas? --173.25.xxx.xxx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 11:15 AM
Message:

Not the death certificate you need, but the probate info.

Have the taxes been paid? F so, where are they being sent?

There should be a beneficiary title --64.251.xxx.xxx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 11:16 AM
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I'm not sure what a death certificate would do for you in this case anyway.

What did your skip tracing pull up? You must have found a relative or two. Are they not responding?

What about the taxes? Are they paid? Just because lawns aren't mowed, etc doesn't necessarily mean that someone isn't paying the taxes, etc. It just may mean they aren't local enough to do the maintenance on the property (such as mowing, etc).

--69.201.xx.xxx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by Sparky [PA]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 11:19 AM
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Google the Decedent's name + the word "obituary". Obituaries are often a valuable tool in finding out who the next of kin are. --100.6.xx.xxx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by JB [OR]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 11:25 AM
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Slap a For Sale sign on the property with your phone number. That should get their attention. --24.20.xxx.xxx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 11:25 AM
Message:

Taxes are being sent to the subject property. Skip tracing has hit a few relatives, but they're not responding. I'll probably go door knocking tomorrow. Perhaps there's something a title search will show. I did find the obit and saw a handful of condolences posted online, but they're at best friends and distant relatives.... but might be another place to throw a dart. Good ideas! Thanks and keep 'em rolling! --173.25.xxx.xxx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 12:26 PM
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There is an app that hunters use to find out property info to get permission to hunt from landowners and lets them know if they cross a property line. I believe it is called” Huntstand”. I believe you have to be on the property and in the app to get the info. Maybe it will help. --71.10.xxx.xxx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by Mickie [OH]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 12:35 PM
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County recorder would be one of my first steps. If it's in an estate or trust you might be able get contact info. --199.253.xxx.xx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 12:56 PM
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Stop by the appraisal district. If you've got a good relationship with one of them, they ought to be able to tell you the status of the property, if they're in communication with the kids, whether they were working with any of the heirs to keep them from losing it.

If the taxes have been unpaid for several years, you can also call the attorneys who handle your area. They might have some insights, especially if the tax foreclosure process has begun. --166.137.xxx.xx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 1:59 PM
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Have you checked with the neighbors?

--70.178.x.xx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by DON [PA]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 8:59 PM
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ask the funeral director to relay your info to whoever paid the funeral bill --73.141.xxx.xx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 12, 2019 9:38 PM
Message:

I would go to the city/town/county hall where they keep property records and mail tax bills. Talk really nicely to the person at the counter. "I need your help, please"

Explain the situation and follow the trail to speak to whomever might be able to help you. Maybe try the approach that, of course, the town & neighbors would rather have the place cared for and occupied by some nice family, and get the taxes paid.

In a really small town, somebody may know somebody who may know somebody - will certainly take some patient digging. But could be worth it, if you finally find the "don't-want-it owner".

Good luck. Let us know if you pursue it, how it goes. --68.10.xxx.x




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 13, 2019 1:22 AM
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#,

Neighbors

Treasurer, Auditor, Recorder, Assessor - they know everybody and everybody's business! Take a box of candy with you.

Sheriff

Code Enforcement/Grass inspector. They tend to get things done and mostly likely happy to see someone fix the property.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




Can't ID/Locate Owner (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: May 14, 2019 2:59 PM
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How much would it cost for you to simply take over the property and fix it up to rent? If you occupy and pay taxes, you might acquire title by "adverse possession" in 7 years or so.

--71.38.xxx.xx



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