Information on previous sales of existing properties is typically found in public records available from the county where the property is located. Websites such as Zillow provide quick access to home sales data on a specific street without having to check each property individually on the county records. Typing in the address of one home on a street brings up a map with clickable information on nearby properties.Continue Reading
Detailed information on Zillow includes a section called "Price History," which shows all previous sales, the dates on which the sales were recorded and where the information was obtained. The sources typically include public records and owners. In addition, visitors to Zillow can see statistics from real estate agents on previous and current listings of homes on a street, which provide an idea regarding past and current market value. A "Tax History" section shows the current county valuations for property tax purposes, while a "Neighborhood" section shows the median home prices in a neighborhood and the value of a home per square foot.
Additional online resources for researching home sales on a street include Redfin and Trulia, both of which offer tools similar to those on Zillow, but with variations in how the sites function.Learn more about Real Estate
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The two most common ways of purchasing repossessed properties are through a real estate agent or via a public auction of the property. Another term for a repossessed property is "real estate owned" (REO) property, since the lender already owns the property because the previous owner failed to pay off the loan. Purchasing an REO property is typically an affordable housing option, according to Bank of America.Full Answer >
People buying foreclosed properties owned by Bank of America should determine how much they can afford, use the bank's online property locator, hire real estate specialists and get properties inspected, advises the Bank of America website. Potential homeowners must also ensure that there are no outstanding liens against the property.Full Answer >
To find abandoned properties for sale, locate any abandoned property of interest and visit the county recorder's office to search for the name of the owner or lien holder. Contact that person, business or bank and inquire if the property is for sale. If it is, ask for a price and any terms to buy.Full Answer >