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  The Short Version of How to Research Land and Property Information by: Joseph Miller -Click Here for More Articles-   
 

Thinking of investing in a good plot of land but don’t know how to research and find information about the history of the land? You’re right, you need to know the history and the basic information about the land before you invest in it. Even if the land appears to be exactly what you’re looking for, you’ll never know what has been done on the piece of land before the Civil War or even before that. At some point in your land finding spree, you’ll need to learn how to research and dig into land and property records.

By looking through the land and property records, you will find out who has owned the piece of property or land before this, who currently owns the piece of land or property now, how much was the land or property bought for in the past, and when the transaction occurred. You can find all this information in the land and property records.

If you’re new to all this land buying and land selling, be warned that looking through and finding information about a certain piece of land or property can be a little intimidating and time-consuming in the beginning. But once you learn the ropes, looking through the land and property records will be a piece of cake!

Knowing where to find the land and property records

The very first baby step that you will need to take when you’re researching on a piece of land is to know where to look for the information. Some people find the land and property records useful when they are doing either genealogical or historical research.

You can either visit the Land and Property records association in your State or Country for more information or if they have a website, like www.lva.lib.va.us/collect/localrecs/locrecs-listing.htm, the land and property records is literally one click away! In most States in the U.S, the Clerk of the Circuit Court handles the Land and Property records with regards to the individual states.

Get to the know the people who manages the Land and Records

You’re not trying to polish shoes here but most people will tell you that to ensure that your research for Land and Property is as smooth as possible, you should make an effort to get to know the people who are working as staff in the records room. The reason why you should get to know the staff in the Land and Records department is this: they can make your search for information smoother, faster and more efficient. The records room for the Land and Property records department is usually filled with nothing but cabinets after cabinets, shelves after shelves of books. If you don’t know how and where to find the land and property records that you want to find, you could be in for a long ride. The staff can help you by directing you to the right section and pointing you to the right shelves where the land property records are being kept. And if you spend some time getting to know them even better, you will find out how they actually record, keep and organize all the land and property records that they have in the land and property department records room.

Knowing the basic information to make your search for land records easier

Your search will be easier if you know the address of the land or property that you’re looking for. If you don’t know the address of the land or property, you should make an effort to find out the name of the owner of that piece of land or property. This is because most records rooms file the records according to name of the owner, house number, street name, parcel ID and other types of information about the ownership of the land or property.

What’s important are facts like, when the record was last updated, sale date and type, deed book number, deed page….etc. Armed with that information, you should have a shorter and sweeter journey to finding the information about the land or property.

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