Searching for your New Home Using Property Records

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These days, in many markets, it’s getting more and more difficult to find homes. In many areas listings are at an all time low. Many realtors are great and most will do anything they can to find you that new home you’ve been dreaming of, but what if it just isn’t listed or what if you really want to find out everything you can about a potential property you’re interested in buying.

When you are looking for a home it can be very labor intensive. This is a big decision for most people and so it’s important to know everything you can about the properties you’re looking at. With public records you could find out how much the house was built for or how much it was sold for the last time it was on the market. When was the home purchased? Where will the kids be going to school? What kind of taxes will you be paying?

You could also find out things about the home that will help in your decision making process. If a home was built or purchased somewhere in the 60’s you might want to check carefully on the condition of the bathrooms and kitchens. You also might be able to find out information about the current owner of the home  using property records.

In addition, you can use a search to find out what other properties are assessed at on the same street. You can find out about schools and recent market prices. In this way you can truly compare and shop for the home that is right for you in every way.

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