You're better off finding a friend who is a realtor, but not out to anchor themselves into your life and bottom feed off of the market (i.e., that "friend" will simply bottom feed off of others if they want to keep YOUR friendship). Avoid realtors as often as possible.
Agents are your fastest, easiest, most reliable source. If you simply tell one of us that you just want information and are not interested in selling at this time, you will not be "anchored" down by us.
As a matter of fact, if you are more specific with your geographical area, you may be pleasantly surprised at the number of agents who will answer your question online here, just because we can and we like to help.
The simplest way to do this would be to connect with a Realtor that is willing to give you this information. Giving you information does not committ you to work with an agent. Let them know you are just trying to get some feelers out there. Another way would be to go to the court house in the county they were sold in. All information is public and you are allowed to look it up! Good Luck.
The best way to get any information including recent sales in your area is to reach out to a Realtor based in your area. Go to the source! Not only can we give you the numbers we can provide good information based on actually seeing the homes. I attend local Broker Open Houses every week keeping up on the homes that are for sale in my neighborhood. Good luck!
Also real estate like the stock market can change on the head of a dime, so last years numbers only mean so much, for example the real estate market for 2013 will be significantly different than 2012 based on economic indicators which have not hit the sales data yet.
Also most realtors offer free monthly reports through their website.
The best way is to subscribe to MARKET SNAPSHOT . This is a service provided by Realtor thru Realtor.com
This is a 3month tracking of all sales and listings by neighborhood in NJ. It is truly the most data that I have seen in all offerings in my 8 years in Real Estate,
Happy House Hunting!
Go to http://www.anneshearman.com and click on the button for MARKET SNAPSHOT. Put in the information requested on the linking page and you will receive up to date data. Of course that is no replacement for a Buyers Agent in the area that you are looking. She/he will have the most recent information on home sales and pricing. If looking in Chatham and surrounding area, give me a call and I will be happy to update you.
If you are working with a real estate professional they will be able to provide you with this information. Another not so reliable considerationis to check the following website: http://www.zillow.com.
We regard Zillow's recent sale price information as quite reliable, however, their Zestimates should be viewed with caution.
I am in Morris Co and have the best tool for market research
Cope & Paste the link below into your browser
You will fill out your information and town / price/ size you are looking for and it will instantly give you the stats
If you need street specific you will need a realtor to assist
A last but more timely avenue are the public records in your town as well as county records
Email me and I will give you the database link for your town. But these are somewhat delayed by 3 months.
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You have gotten very good advise for finding the recent sales prices of homes in your area. Hopefully, you have found it helpful. I do see that you originally asked this in November, 2007. My questions to you is why were you looking? Were you, and are you still, trying to see what is happening to the marketplace in general? It has most certainly been in flux. Were you trying to see what the trend line was for the area? Again, the marketplace has not been as stable as it has been in the past and has been affected by some downward pressures. Or, maybe you just wanted to find out what your home was, or is, currently worth? A home is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay, but location and condition are playing a much greater role these days. Specific listing sale prices may not really tell you what you want(ed) to know. So, by answering these questions you may be able to find out what you were, or are, looking for. I would certainly be happy to answer any or all of these questions or any concerns you may have regarding the current marketplace.
Pricing tools on Trulia.com are awesome. Go to Chatham (07928) and select the house of interest to you and the site provides historical and current data for you to peruse. In addition, call a local realtor and she/he can provide specific data in the area and for the type of housing that you are seeking. If you are interested please visit my website for current sales pricing of homes in Chatham and surrounding area.
Another great tool is understanding your local market is the Market Absorption Rate which measures the length of time it is taking homes to sell. You can find this explained anc calculated at my website http://www.feenick.com - just click on Local Market Commentary. Check back often for updates.
Ask the question of the agent you are working with them, and give them the chance to earn your trust and business.
Search and connect at http://www.feenick.com
Classic Way: Contact real estate agent and ask for Free CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) report for your area of interest.
Modern Way: Visit local Internet oriented Real Estate Agent web site, feel up Market Snapshot forms, and receive up-to-date information and detailed market pricing analysis within few minutes (see link below). And, if you still have questions or would like to obtain more detailed information contact the same agent.
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that said a trustworthy agent (and there are some genuinely helpful ones, on this site ,no less) could provide supplemental information. Nothing can take the place of doing your own research and combining all sources available to you, for agents also may not know everything (how many know what the case shiller index is?) nor be able to spend that much time on any one person-good luck, W.
Trulia also has this information. You can access the link below to see homes that have sold in 07928 within the last 9 months.
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I'm going to follow up with this right here. Here are some interesting sales for you to consider:
4 Kincaid La sold on June 7, 2007 for $1,750,000 off a list price of $1,949,000. It was on the market for 193 days.
235 Longwood Av sold for $2,125,000 on 12/29/2006. I appraised this one for the sale. Here are some more. All are newer homes built since 2000 in the 4,000-6,500 square foot range in Chatham Twp. and closed in the past year:
Address Price Closed Date Days-on-mkt
20 Pine St $1,900,000 4/5/2007 164
4 Overlook Rd $1,910,000 4/4/2007 21
239 Longwood Av $2,205,000 7/31/2007 96
1 Warwick Rd $2,295,000 2/9/2007 321
5 Sycamore Dr $2,195,000 2/16/2007 127
15 Crestwood Dr $2,275,000 10/5/2007 139
206 Lafayette Av $1,625,000 5/7/2007 10
46 Rose Terrace $1,825,000 8/9/2007 212
1 Karlin Dr $1,950,000 11/14/2006 26
310 Fairmount Av $1,935,000 6/5/2007 50
231 Longwood Av $1,630,000 2/20/2007 183
686 River Rd $1,587,500 9/10/2007 107
If you would like detailed listings of any or all of these properties sent to you, just contact me and I'll send them and you can check out interior photos, room dimensions, descriptions, lot sizes, etc.