You can start working with a real estate agent and they can order a property profile to tell you how long ago the house was sold. It would take only a matter of 5 minutes to have one done. FInd a good agent that you can start working with and he/she will be valuable to you. Most title companies do things online these days and I, myself, have access to this data base 24/7 which is awesome. Let me know if you need me to help you find an agent in your area! I would not rely on Zillow. Even though it is fun to look there, the values they place on homes sometimes can be wrong!
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