Title History Report also referred to as Property Ownership History Report consists of compiled segments of public real estate records providing information on the subject of ownership transfers, sales, and mortgages recorded on a property. Ordinarily, it is comprised of the property data acquired from County Recorders and Tax Assessor's Offices, and mostly contains property history records that are not typically available in our conventional Basic or Detailed Property Reports.
The logic behind the Title History Report: to provide instant online access to the history of ownership records, title transfers, and recorded sales transactions. Would you like to learn who lived in the house before you?
Types of Properties: residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, land, and all other available types of Real Estate Properties.
Contents of Title History Report: various historical records including Title (Ownership) Transfers, Sales, Mortgages, and Refinances. In theory, ownership records on real property could be traced back to about 99+ years, yet frequently that is not the case. Due to local recordkeeping practices, electronic delivery methods, and other archaic factors, the Property Title History Report often goes back to the year 1985. Unlike conventional property records that are not intended as chronicles of documentation in time, a considerable number of Title History Reports may only contain the last 3 to 5 of the most recently recorded transactions, and some may contain even fewer records or have a shorter span.
If a property has a Title History Report, that data will also be included in and be a part of a Voluntary Liens Report. We do not advocate obtaining a Title History Report if you decided to obtain or already have obtained a Voluntary Liens Report on a subject property.
Property History Data: most transaction records contain Ownership Transfer or property Sale Information, Recording Document Number and Type, Title Company, Grantor and Grantee, Mortgage Recording Date and Document Number, Lender Name, Loan Amount, Mortgage Term, and other transaction characteristics.
To compare Title History and Voluntary Liens Reports please study the chart below. To review report samples click on the report name in the table.
|CONTENTS||TITLE HISTORY||VOLUNTARY LIENS|
|Summary of Records||No||Yes|
|Finance / Mortgage Records||Yes||Yes|
Property reports do not represent the condition of the title and may not include all recorded information. Property records are in the public domain -- government establishments, such as the county recorder, and the local tax assessor's office, are tasked with maintaining them. Not all data may be available in all Counties or on every real property.