I have been buying houses at trustee sale for some time. In our title search, I always start with finding the grant deed for the most recent purchase. If the grant deed shows transfer fees being paid, and is requested by a title company, I generally feel that we are safe from liens prior to this sale date. However, I do worry if the previous owner has the same name, or is clearly related to the owner being foreclosed upon. Also, I feel I need to go back to the being of a groups involvement if there is a partial sale (half interest and the like), even if the grant deed was requested by a title company. Any comments on my reasoning??