how do i find the price a home sold for?

Asked by K, Brooklyn, NY Sun Nov 4, 2007

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Linda Paone, , 18411
Mon Nov 5, 2007
Sold prices of homes are public knowledge. You can go to the courthouse and look it up. Or, scan the legals of your local newspaper to check for a sold price. But, remember these are not going to refelct a sellers assist. So the most accurate answer is through your local MLS. They will reflect the amount off of the price negotiated for a sellers assist or sometimes even repairs.
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Hojin Chang, Agent, Orlando, FL
Sun Nov 4, 2007
That's easy. Just google your local county's property appraiser website. It's public record and all the counties that I know of that are not in the boonies have website with sales prices, tax info, assessed value, etc.
Web Reference:  http://sworlandoblog.com
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David & Lisa…, Agent, Millersville, MD
Sun Nov 4, 2007
In our area there are two ways to find out. First you can ask a local Realtor to look it up for you if it was multiple listed. The second way is to look at the tax records. In Maryland, there is a website which is public information where you can plug in an address and look up the tax record which will show you the price it sold for. It takes several weeks for the new price to show up in the tax records though.
Web Reference:  http://www.webberteam.com
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Josh M. Boggs, Agent, San Antonio, TX
Sun Nov 4, 2007
Not sure how the state and city laws are where you reside, but in San Antonio, our sales prices are not public data! You can however look up deeds of trust's through the county clerk's website.

If the house was listed in MLS, obviously an agent will have to pull it up for you.

In addition, some agents after posting their listings to http://www.zillow.com have gone back and put the sales price there..... I wouldn't say that that's a very accurate way to look, but it may have something there for ya.
Web Reference:  http://www.jmbsa.com
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Daniel, , Brooklyn, OH
Mon Mar 3, 2008
Google: Acris

If you don't know the block or lot, do a google search for: nyc+block++lot
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C Tann-Starr, , 11354
Sat Mar 1, 2008
NYC.gov is the official New York City website. All government agencies under its jurisdiction have a site easily found in the drop down table located on the upper left hand side. The NYC Dept of Finance has a free link to ACRIS, the New York City Register Online. Follow the instructions provided and do an address lookup for the Block and Lot Numbers. You can then pull up the public information yourself from the comfort of home, without going to the courthouse or hunting down a Realtor to perform a basic search. The City Register also has free PDFs of the actual mortgage filings, information also a matter of public record. Please feel free to use a Realtor, CPA or Attorney if you have questions about what ever information you may find regarding a property of interest. It is always advisable to consult with experts who will look out for your best interests and protect the privacy of all involved in a real estate transaction. Wishing you well with your real estate research adventures. Enjoy your day! Regards, C.
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Gail Gladsto…, Agent, 11743, NY
Sun Nov 4, 2007
the most accurate answer will come from a Realtor who is a member of that local board.
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Rachel, , 98155
Sun Nov 4, 2007
Agree with below answer. Your quickest info will be with a realtor thru the MLS. But the other methods work- just not as fast- Zillow- can take awhile, and the county sometimes takes 1-2 months-- (here anyways).
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ian cockburn, Agent, New Orleans, LA
Sun Nov 4, 2007
You can go to your local Courthouse. If it was listed on the MLS, go to a Realtor
Web Reference:  http://iansellsnola.com
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