Hello fellow investors, I need some advice. I have found an abandoned property that has suffered fire damage and the homeowner is nowhere to be found. I have run two skip traces and the owner does not have a newer address than the abandoned property. In talking with the neighbors, they informed me that the bank/insurance people have come by to change the locks and the homeowner has been back once or twice, but no one knows where he lives now or works. I think this could work out to be a great deal, but I am afraid I may not find the owner before foreclosure. Does anyone have any better ideas for finding/contacting the owner? Or perhaps is there a way to find out who the mortgage lender is? I would greatly appreciate any ideas/advice!

Have you checked the courthouse records? Sometimes they will list if there is a mortgage and where. Graciez