It is sometimes possible to find out the previous owner of a car from looking at the title slip, especially if the car changes hands through a private transaction. However, car dealers and the Department of Motor Vehicle... More »

Some places to find the history of a home’s previous owner include checking real estate sites, getting a house report and looking into public records and local permits. Interested parties cal also ask neighbors or a real... More »

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The names of past homeowner can be found by searching the chain of title on the home. This is a list of property owners in succession, and while this search is sometimes tedious, it is usually the best method for determi... More »

License plates may only be used on one motor vehicle at a time, but the transfer of registered plates from one car to another car purchased by the same owner is a legal transaction. Regulations and specific procedures va... More »

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A car title is a paper document that contains vehicle and owner information and provides proof that the named person on the title owns the listed vehicle. A vehicle owner must have possession of the title before selling ... More »

Obtaining the title of an abandoned car is done through contacting the DMV in order to make contact with the current owner of the vehicle. In the event that the owner cannot be located, the car is impounded and put up fo... More »

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A branded car title indicates the specific history of a used vehicle, such as prior damages, high mileage, chronic problems or potential safety issues. The brand is assigned by a state agency, not an individual or compan... More »

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