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Hello and thank you for the opportunity to assist you. My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help if I can. However, I am unclear about your question.
Can you provide a little more information about how your aunt and uncle relate to the trust that gave mortgages? Are you suggesting that they control a trust, and give mortgages to people?
Hello again. Thanks for the clarification.
No, it's not really possible to give a mortgage and hide it. This is because the mortgage must be public in order to protect its lien priority. If the mortgage is not public, then another mortgage lender could grant a mortgage to the homeowner, and that mortgage will have lien priority over the non-public first mortgage. This is important because in the event of a foreclosure, the lender with priority will be paid first. Accordingly, it would be incredibly foolish for a lender not to make the mortgage public by recording it in the county land records.
Having said that, I wouldn't necessarily have any faith in what you find at usrealtyrecords.com. I'm not entirely familiar with that website, but I don't see that they guarantee to provide the title search for properties.
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