A part of my job is to conduct training on how to research property in Jefferson county (Louisville). A lot of information is publicly available but it’s no easy task to figure out where to look most of the time. Things like deeds, mortgages and even records of code violations are all public info.
So basically, I’m helping people figure out how to find that ever elusive, “Publicly available information.” It can help people figure out what’s going on with their own property, how to obtain property near them, as well as take action against negligent/absentee homeowners.
It’s fun, and I really enjoy training people. The best part is when it’s over and we’ve not only covered the websites that provide information, but we have also discussed specific locations and told stories about the neighborhoods we live in. Sharing information on a personal level is just as important –if not more important– than the specific minutia involved in property research.