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is there any way to find house prices online?

Old 01-29-06, 10:04 PM
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is there any way to find house prices online?

im pretty sure that how much people paid for their homes is public information - is there any way to find how much someone paid for their home on the internet? like just type in an address and out comes the price?
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Old 01-29-06, 10:45 PM
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dave should be able to help ya on this, but doesn't the MLS list it?
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Old 01-29-06, 10:46 PM
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I think it can usually be found through tax records, it's just a matter of whether or not your city/county posts those and how easy they are to find.
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Old 01-29-06, 11:01 PM
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Check the 'Homes' section of the online site of your local newspaper. There might be a recent sales database they keep.

I know the Chicago Tribune has one -- I would venture to bet that most major newspapers have one -- it's just a matter of locating it.
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Old 01-29-06, 11:07 PM
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Our newspaper prints the websites to check on that and it changed depending on the county. I haven't looked at it, but when we were buying a house we looked up a few at the county tax office to see what they cost when purchased.
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Old 01-30-06, 07:23 AM
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What's your state and county?
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Old 01-30-06, 07:24 AM
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More importantly -- how can you squelch the sale of your home price to public records? I had a friend who bought a home from a flipper and the price was squelched.
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Old 01-30-06, 07:55 AM
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My local MLS site provides it, but it's really supposed to be for real estate agents only. Pretty easy to figure out the link structure though so you can see purchase information on any local MLS listed house though.
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Old 01-30-06, 08:04 AM
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It would be on your county tax assessor's site.
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Old 01-30-06, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc
More importantly -- how can you squelch the sale of your home price to public records? I had a friend who bought a home from a flipper and the price was squelched.
It seems like that would definately be up to state/local laws. Most likely you can contact the local assessor's office and they may be able to tell you or point you in the right direction.
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Old 01-30-06, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by nemein
I think it can usually be found through tax records, it's just a matter of whether or not your city/county posts those and how easy they are to find.
2nd that. Our county has probate records online, so you can at least pull up the TIFF or PDF of the mortgage filing online, and get an idea since most people finance 100% these days. It's also handy for finding out who owns what, and getting neighborhood plats, etc.
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When we were selling our last house by owner I checked on the people buying ours. It showed the guy owned three buildings that were valued over $750K each so I figured his credit was probably good.
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Old 01-30-06, 09:52 AM
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depends on county

some counties publish all info on the internet and others make you pay for the good stuff like prices. Most Colorado counties publish all info and it's a good source of info to see who paid how much for their home if you are looking to buy there.
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Old 01-30-06, 12:03 PM
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What's your state and county?
orange county, ca

is this the right site: http://www.ocgov.com/assessor/default.asp

dont know where to click on here though. still surfing around.
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Old 01-30-06, 03:07 PM
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http://tax.ocgov.com/tcweb/search_page.asp

Type in the address and click the parcel number, but it only gives you the assessed value of the property.

Try www.homeradar.com
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