Each week, the Missourian highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives. For a complete list of Show Me the Records, go to columbiamissourian.com/records.
The records: The Boone County recorder of deeds' office publishes real estate volume and foreclosure statistics every month.
Why you’d want them: These reports provide statistics about the conditions of real estate in Boone County. The Trustee’s Deeds Under Foreclosure report records the number of properties that have been under foreclosure each month since 1986. The Real Estate Recording Volume report shows the total number of property documents that have been recorded each month since 1993.
Where you get the records: Go to the Boone County recorder of deeds' website, showmeboone.com/Recorder. Both reports are found under the Statistics category on the left-hand side of the page in the blue toolbar.
How much it will cost: The information is free.