I would contact an agent in the area that interests you who specializes as a buyer agent. Your buyer agent can do a market analysis for you on the property and provide the recent sales information that you need. If you are not in that area, having an agent who is knowledgeable about the market is a necessity.
If you are currently working with a real estate broker they can provide this info to you in the form of a comparative market analysis or some customized report featuring the parameters you have noted above. I would be glad to assist you in your property search or sale of your home if you are in the market to sell. I can be reached at:
I provide monthly status updates on all the surrounding buildings to the areas where I send out marketing materials. With that in mind, I also frequently set up "nosy neighbor" searches for dozens of clients a week. Some of these people are closer to buying/selling than others but I think everyone has a right to know what's for sale and what's selling in their neighborhood. Putting relevant, helpful information in my client's hands is a top priority for me and it should be for every Realtor out there.
what about someone out of state researching on line. I do not have access to the Chicago MLS but I have to review the values there - other than trulia are there any reliable sources for values or places to learn about the various areas like East Chicago?
Get an appraisal report that will give you all of the active, pending, 2 years, and 6 months sale history of the market . The median and average values, and percentage. The range most sales are in by value and