How can I find out how much the seller purchased the home for?

Asked by Heather, Michigan Wed Oct 24, 2007

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Marilyn Harr…, , Beaverton, MI
Tue Jun 30, 2009
Contact the clerk or equalization in the county of location if not online.
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Tom Ledbetter, Agent, Chesterfield, MI
Sat Nov 15, 2008
If the home is in the Metro Detroit area I can send you a report on the past sales for the home. Send me the address and your email.
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., , Arlington County, VA
Thu Feb 21, 2008
The most reliable source is the tax records for that jurisdiction. Each county posts assessed values and sale prices. Other sources may be secondary information and subject to human error when entering.
Good luck!
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Richard M. J…, , Sherman Oaks, CA
Thu Oct 25, 2007
Hi Heather, see if works out.
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Sylvia Barry,…, Agent, Marin, CA
Wed Oct 24, 2007
Both Kathy and Dena are correct. You can find the pervious sales record easily either from the website or at the county office. Although one thing you might want to be careaful is that sometimes the credit back is not reflected in the sales record - meaning the buyers might have purchased a house for $615,000 with $15,000 credit back to pay none recurring closing costs. This makes the real purchase price $600,000, but the tax record 'might' show $615,000 - depends on how it's reported.

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., , Sand Hill, TX
Wed Oct 24, 2007
I typically can find the tax records or assessments online at the jurisdiction's web site. Most larger counties have this feature. If the area does not have a web the Tax office for the area and ask. This is public information and should be easy gotten.
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Dena Parker…, , Tennessee
Wed Oct 24, 2007
The prior sales of a home are available in public records. This national site should direct you to your local property assessor's office.
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