HI Joann, I work and live in this area- actually I am in 78216, but just across 281 in the Bitters Blanco area, so I was very interested in your question. The other responses are correct - Texas is a non-disclosure state, so I was pleasantly surprised to see what a cool site Cyberhomes has to offer. I did a test using my own house and one that I closed on Monday on Brook hollow in 78232, just to see what they came up with since I could not find the source for their data. They gave themselves an enormous range of almost $40,000 on the two houses that I pulled. That is a lot for the one on Brook hollow, which sold for less than $200,000 - almost 1/5 of the cost of the home. The actual sales price was close to the bottom of their range. I know that in my community they are probably pretty close in price, if the house has had no upgrades and is dated, etc. but how are you going to know that from a website? And there's that thing with a $40,000 range. My house would sell close to the top price, or I wouldn't sell it at all. Bottom line - websites are great place to do your research and get a ball park idea of what is going on in an area, but if you are a buyer, it should not cost you a dime to have representation, and let someone who sells houses full time, on regular basis help you through this process. We sell and have sold lots of houses every year for the last 19 or 20 years in this area. Believe it or not, we really do like to help! In San Antonio, the primary source of the data for appraisers, and even for the tax appraiser is the San Antonio Board of Realtors multiple listing service. For the most accurate up to date information, Call a realtor.
Stephanie Kelley, ABR, CRS, GRI
Keller Williams, Legacy
210 867 8743