Cheap Way To Check Title Before You Buy Property

Performance Property Real Estate Question

Q: Gerald, I have a deal I’m working on right now that will probably collapse because of a lien that we found out is attached to the property. Title searches can be expensive, is there a cheaper way? Tom, Cranford, NJ

A: Great question, Tom.  Charles Jones is a data trace company–you could have done what’s called a Charles Jones lien search on the property which will only cost about $10-20, a much cheaper alternative to paying for a full, comprehensive title search.  You can pay for a Charles Jones property lien search at  Thanks for your question, Tom

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