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Old 10-02-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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I recently bought a home. A couple days ago, I received the seller's signed, notarized deed document granting me ownership which was mailed by the County Recorder's office.

Today, in my mailbox, there was a very thick envelope from the same County Recorder's office, but it was addressed to the former owner. The previous owner had held the property ownership in his trust's name (rather than his own name) that appeared on my deed too. So, the letter carrier just put this envelope into my mailbox since it wasn't flagged by a Change of Address order.

I WON'T OPEN IT, but I'm curious what's inside. The letter that I received a few days ago was only a thin business envelope with the notarized deed and a sheet about property tax due dates. The former owner's envelope probably has at least eight pages inside. The envelope is too thick to insert into my outgoing mail slot. I plan on writing on the envelope: "Addressee Moved. Forward or Return to Sender" and dropping the letter off at the post office on my way to work tomorrow.

Maybe the former owner gets a copy of my grant deed, but what are the other seven pages? Just wondering.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Dude, find some other hobby.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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none of your business ! ! !
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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If you've ever sold a home, what did you receive from the Recorder's Office? Probably historical tax records - one page per every year of ownership.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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Me, I would call the recorder's office and tell them I was dying of curiosity, and ask them if it was anything that would affect me -- or that is a matter of public record .

City/county workers can be pretty sympathetic if you are nice and don't ask for anything illegal. I think they get a lot of people being mean to them.

If it is public record, they probably can't tell you over the phone but will just say you can come down and read the copy on file.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Or ask the recorder's office in general terms what do sellers normally get from them after a sale.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Hudson Valley region, NY
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I would call them and start by telling them that it came to you and that you don't have any way to forward on and see what they say...just by stating that you may be able to find out from them what sort of info it contains.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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None of your business.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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So? What happened?

Now you've got me all curious .
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I bet it is full of dead rats.
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