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Mark Mathews, Home Buyer in McMinnville, OR

where do you search to get a homes value and find comparables?

Asked by Mark Mathews, McMinnville, OR Tue Aug 26, 2008

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Mark...

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!

Take care;

regards;

Dirk Knudsen
#1 rated Re\Max team in Oregon
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Re\max metro
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I'm with Lana on this one!

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


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"Do-it-your-self" projects still require experience and know how!
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Mark,

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.

Good luck,
The "Eckler Team"
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Mark, you can look up http://www.zillow.com/ This is a website that has current lisings stated values of homes in the area but you must understand that this number could be off 10% up or down so in some ways it really does not get you the information you want. I would suggest you get a top agent to get you the information that you want. They can search all the different ways you want, schools, garages, past sales, number of renters in the area many things you might not think about. Good Luck, call me if you would like a referral?

Tom Inglesby, Broker
RE/MAX Equity Group Inc.
503-495-5416
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You have many choices. You can go into the RMLS.com and find properties in a certain area , you can go to the assessors office and get the tax assessed information OR you can have a title company pull you property packages on a specific area to see if that will help. Most of the time it is easiest to get a realtor to do it for you because they have access to all of that information PLUS many have years of background that not only help you know if the price and value is right or not. It isnt always just what you see in black and white that counts. Sometimes, it is knowing the history of the area and how it has appreciated or depreciated in the past. I hope that helps...you have a great question here.

Thanks....

Lana Lavenbarg, BROKER
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