how do i find free public records on a property?

Asked by Lindsey, garfield heihjts Fri Apr 18, 2008

getting ready to buy a home and i want to know how to find out the previous sales price on the home.

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Rick Sharga, , Irvine, CA
Fri Apr 18, 2008
Generally speaking, you can find much of what you're looking for at the county courthouse, the county recorder's office, or the tax assessor's office, where public real estate records are kept. This weill require a fair amount of digging, however. In your case, you might try the Cuyahoga County webiste (the real estate section is here: ).

Title companies also have this information, although you'd probably have to pay for it. If you're working with an agent who's representing you, he or she can generally get that info as well. Sites like ours http://( have the prior sale information on many properties, but most of them are in foreclosure.

Good luck!
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Gordon Forsy…, Home Buyer, Fort Worth, TX
Sat Feb 9, 2013
I need to find out my original loan info on my old house
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Desperate Re…, Renter, California
Fri May 11, 2012
I have renter this house @ 500 n Yale st in Hemet Ca 92544 and I'm tiring to find out the right Owner cause the he's not giving me my deposit bk please help
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David M. Chi…, Agent, Uniontown, OH
Fri Apr 18, 2008
Hi Lindsey, why not contact a realtor? They will have all this info and, as a buyer, you pay nothing to the agent. The seller pays all the broker fees! What a deal!
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Leonardo Mon…, Agent, Palm Springs, CA
Fri Apr 18, 2008
Hi Don,

Try City Hall, Assessor's office and of course the local MLS.
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Don Bush Team, , Columbus, OH
Fri Apr 18, 2008
The County Auditor, Recorder, etc. has these.
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