These are all good ideas but none can replace going in and sitting down with an experienced and good agent. You have #s all over the Board right now.....distress and short sales...mis-represented sales prices and data and lots of big seller paid concessions which will never show in the comps on line.
Get help and sit down and analyze things with an agent. Hey it's free and if you are going to win in this market you have to have a great agent. Bottom line you can get a deal or get dealt! Get an agent my man!
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The local assessor's is # 1, & MLS sales data is great, if you have access. Do you want to check on a specific property or properties in general?
If you are not trained and educated in real estate research techniques and property data verification I would recommend retaining a licensed and highly seasoned appraiser. You want to avoid problems.
Some home sales are not "arms-length" transactions and some sales have" sale concessions " which may not be evident to the untrained eye and which can greatly impact stated value.
Hope this helps, Bill McInerney
"Do-it-your-self" projects still require experience and know how!
Contact a local Trulia real estate professional for this information.
Another route is to check out http://www.zillow.com as mentioned previously. Becareful with their Zestimates...they have a reputation of being off. It helps to know a little about the area and the different sub divisions in the target community.
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