When a seller lists their property for sale, their agent will do a market to determine a fair market value for the listing price. The real estate agent youâ€™re working with can also do a market of recently sold comparable properties in the area to provide you with more information on what you may deem a reasonable offering price would be. Ultimately it is your choice for the property and the price you are offering and need to feel comfortable with the information youâ€™re finding to answer the questions you have.
Hope this helps-good luck.
North St. Paul, MN
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A misconception I hear among buyers is the relation of tax value to selling value. They have nothing to do with each other. I have seen homes tax valued at $600,000 sell for $1 Million, and likewise, homes tax valued at $200,000 sell for $50,000 less. You cannot really compare the two and say that a home is only worth the tax value, or vice versa. What you really need to look at is any recently sold homes in the area...which most likely is what the listing agent has done to come up with a price of $185,000.
You can ask the listing agent if there are any pending assessments on the home, and also call the city to see if anything is going on. Find out if the other two homes that have come on the market are foreclosures, or just on the market to sell. It is quite common for a couple homes to be for sale on the same street...some people just need to sell to move on to their next phase of life.
As for crime statistics, the best place to call is the local sherriff's office and have them direct you to the correct place for information. Good luck!