Public records including
a people finder and assessor data. A property record costs about $8.50
Now that Search
Systems (see below) charges a fee, BRB can be used as a free alternative
for public records. Both county and state records are indexed. Use the
state Corporations office to verify that a company is active.
This is a great index
to public records sites across the nation, but you must have a subscription
to use it. You can look for public records within a particular state,
or you can access sites that provide public information on a national
Another good public records
portal, organized by state-county. Lots of real estate information,
plus a smattering of other kinds of records, depending on what's
available in the county. You can also obtain real estate information
for a fee. Property detail is $3.50, comparable sales is $5. Try
getting it for free first.
buys data from assessors offices across the country and sells it to
you for about $2.50 per property profile. Not pay as you go. Must
have a subscription.
Free instant estimates
for over 70 million homes. Provides esimate of value, a picture of
the neighborhood, and in many cases, a description of the home.
homes that sold in a particular neighborhood. Not all neigbhorhoods
are covered, but greatly expanded since parterning with Zillow.
Good way to get rough comps.
Similar resource to Yahoo!
Real Estate, but with overlapping coverage. May have data not found
in Yahoo, and vice versa. Some records go back to 1987.
a real estate sales site for hard-to-value New York City properties.
It also has listings for The Hamptons and Palm Beach. If you can't
find the actual value of the target property, find a representative
lists multipliers needed to calculate approximate market value based
on tax assessments in those counties where property isn't assessed
at 100% of market
page from the University of Virginia links to assessors offices that
are on the Web.