how do i know what price the house was bought Iam interested in.?

Asked by Aarti, Irving, TX Wed Jan 18, 2012

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T.E. & Naima…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Mon Jan 23, 2012
Even if you had given the address, it is not permitted for Realtors to reveal to the general public what price was paid for a property. However, in private to a known client Realtors can reveal information about pricing of individual properties, including past transactions.

Pricing information is not generally available to the public, but the Appraisal Districts do keep their estimate on the record and often the value recorded immediately after a sale is accurate.

So, you can try to figure it out from CAD records or just ask your Realtor.

For some help around an address of what houses are selling for, trends, and other neighborhood information you can get a report by email at and it's free.
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Steve Vennem…, Agent, Pine Springs, MN
Thu May 10, 2012
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Scott Killian, Agent, Bedford, TX
Fri Feb 10, 2012
Texas is a non disclosure state so this may or may not be possible. We can usually find out via tax rolls what the previous mortgage balance was when filed. If the sale is in the MLS, we can find out the last sales price.

Hope you have found your answer. Feel free to email or call and I will find out what I can.

Thank you,

Scott Killian
Scott Real Estate, Inc.
Cell/Text: 817-703-1165
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Jim McCowan, Agent, Arlington, VA
Fri Jan 27, 2012
Go to your local tax assessment website and put the address is.
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My NC Homes…, Agent, Chapel Hill, NC
Fri Jan 27, 2012

Your buyer broker can answer this question for you easily. If you're not working with one you should be. You can also look up the property in the tax rolls and see what it last sold for.

Now the real question is why it matters. I've been selling real estate full time for over twenty years, nearly every buyer asks this and it's public knowledge so it's easy to answer, but it means absolutely nothing. Market price isn't set by what someone paid in the past, it's set by what a ready willing, able and hopefully sane buyer will pay today. When you buy a home and go to sell it several years in the future, it won't matter what you paid. If the market has gone down you'll sell it for what the market is bearing. If the market has gone up by 100% I assure you you will never tell your Broker, "I couldn't possibly profit that much, I only paid $$$, you can sell it for less" My point being what someone paid in the past has no relationship to what the market is bearing today, sometimes it's up, sometimes it's down. Current sales of similar homes in the neighborhood are a much better indicator of a fair price for the home.

Please do your self a big favor and work with an experienced Buyer Broker. I've attached a link on how to find one in you area.

Best of Luck to you.
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Bruce Lynn, Agent, Coppell, TX
Fri Jan 27, 2012
We can help you.

Give me a call.

Bruce Lynn
Keller Williams Realty Coppell
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Dallas Texas, Agent, Dallas, TN
Wed Jan 18, 2012
Your buyers agent can investigate that data number of ways.

If you don't have a Realtor happy to assist you .

Irving homes for sale:

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
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Pat O'Reilly, Agent, Irving, TX
Wed Jan 18, 2012
This is why you need a Realtor to represent you. Someone who is looking out for your interest and can get the answers on the property that you need. Get a Realtor to work with you. It will save you time and money.
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Don Groff, Agent, Austin, TX
Wed Jan 18, 2012
You can ask a local Realtor to look up that information. What somebody paid for a house in the past has nothing to do with the value today. Always remember that.

Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
o.512.669.5599 m.512.633.4157
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Pat Wyckoff, Agent, Irving, TX
Wed Jan 18, 2012
I can certainly help you with that. What is the address of the house you are asking about? Pat Wyckoff 972-402-4114
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Roy Donn, , Irving, TX
Wed Jan 18, 2012
Let me know the Address and I will assist you.
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