how can I get historical (last sold) data for homes?

Asked by Len G, USA, Mobile, AL Thu May 27, 2010

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Dustin Miller, Agent, Lake Oswego, OR
Sun Mar 17, 2013

Is the best reference for the top real estate market data in the Portland Metro Area. I also collect and filter data for any and all specific areas within it.
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Emily Erekuff, Home Owner, Menifee, CA
Tue Jun 1, 2010
Hi Ranthonyz,

Trulia has this information on our site available under the Recently Sold homes section, which you can access for zip 97034 via the link below or via the Buy tab at the top of the page - if you hover over that tab you'll see that you have many types of home searches to choose from.

Many of the active properties on our site include this information as well. If you access a property like the following, you will find the prior sale price posted under the Price History section.…

I hope this information is helpful. If you have any other questions or feedback for us, please let us know.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Carla Muss-J…, , Portland, OR
Fri May 28, 2010
I notice that you're in PA. Are you planning to relocate to Lake Oswego?? The information about prior histories, as others have mentioned, are obtained with the RMLS. The information is property specific, so in order to find out what's gone on in with a particular property, the property/properties would have to be indentified.

While this is not specific to your question, please check out:……

I've worked with quite a few buyers who have relocated to the area. And would be happy to help.

Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
EBA Portland, LLC
Exclusive Buyers' Agent
Assisting Buyers in Metro Portland since 1999
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Stephanie, Home Buyer, New Jersey
Thu May 27, 2010
If you're not working with an agent and want to look on your own you can check Zillow. In NJ I use sites like or to find property records. You could google to find similar sites for your area.
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Sherman and…, Agent, Lake Oswego, OR
Thu May 27, 2010
Hi, The best source for obtaining historical data is a Real Estate Agent. They can pull information from our local Multiple Listing Service and from Metroscan. I am with the Lake Oswego Branch of Coldwell Banker, let me know if I can be of assistance.

Lark Leitgeb
Coldwell Banker Barbara Sue Seal Properties
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John Biniews…, Agent, Lake Oswego, OR
Thu May 27, 2010
The primary resources in the Portland metro area and the surrounding areas are the: MLS (mulitiple listing service) database, and title company database. A local REALTOR can access both of these. Feel free to contact me!

John Biniewski
John L. Scott
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Craig Loughr…, , Oregon
Thu May 27, 2010
Two primary resources are available in the Portland metro area, including Lake Oswego: MLS (mulitiple listing service) database, and title company database. A local REALTOR can access both of these, and usually at no charge.
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Lana Lavenba…, Agent, Grants Pass, OR
Thu May 27, 2010
It depends on how many areas you want data for. If you are just looking in your town- give you local agent a call...or email...they do a great job in pulling all of that information together for you. Hope you get all you need on that!
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Kris Simpson, Agent, Tualatin, OR
Thu May 27, 2010
I can answer any questions you may have about a property you are interested in buying and/or selling. Please contact me in that regard. Lake Oswego is in the area that I service.

Kris Simpson
A Group Real Estate
Tualatin OR 97062
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David Smid, Agent, Eugene, OR
Thu May 27, 2010
Your local Realtor should be able to provid you with that information, might I suggest a RE/MAX Agent? Let me know if you would like a referral. Best wishes!
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