The site shows that my house was last sold in 1998, and I bought it from a bank in 2011.

Asked by bartle00_00, South Saint Paul, MN Mon May 20, 2013

So how does the estimate of the value work with the info not up to date?

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Cody Anderson, Agent, Minneapolis, MN
Tue Jul 9, 2013
Any real estate website you may find really only serves the purpose of putting you in touch with a Professional :)

Cheers to coffee,

Cody Anderson, MN Licensed Realtor

Metropolitan Home Team

Phone: 612-242-5752

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Susan Hoffla…, Agent, Shoreview, MN
Mon Jun 3, 2013
Hi, bartle00!
Well, this is a PERFECT example of why not to TRUST the property information provided on any site like trulia, zillow, sellsius, etc. These sites are not drawing their information directly from the MLS or from the tax records, so they cannot be expected to provide an accurate and complete profile of property information.

PLEASE call a professional real estate agent for the most reliable info. Or, in this instance, make sure the tax record is updated and ignore what you read about properties on sites like these.

Hate to say it, because I like, but this is a downfall of the site.

Good luck~
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Kirk Duckwall, Agent, St Paul, MN
Mon May 20, 2013
I have seen this many times with data aggregator sites like trulia and zillow. Sometimes the information is not updated very often. If you would like a quick estimate of the current value of your home I could email you the AVM value, this is an automated appraisal that is done through Northstar MLS. There is no cost to this and I can send it to you with in a few minutes, let me know.

Kirk Duckwall
The Duckwall Team of Realtors
Edina Realty
Cell 651-303-0019
Your Referrals Are Greatly Appreciated
Free Home Warranty When You Buy Or Sell With The Duckwall Team!
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Laura Feghali, Agent, Stamford, CT
Mon May 20, 2013
You can contact Trulia to have them update your home's sold information which will change the estimated value once it's updated. They do obtain their information through public records.
Call Trulia at: 888-466-3501 M-F from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm PST.

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Mon May 20, 2013
Market Value is a "snapshot" of what the house is worth NOW!
It doesn't matter what the history was; other than the age can matter.
We are looking at what the Comps are selling for now; or at least within the last few months.
Appraisals and CMAs take all the information in consideration.
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