Re: KNOW A SITE THAT DOES MARKET EVALUATIONS? - Posted by MarkHOUTX
Posted by MarkHOUTX on April 16, 1999 at 21:59:11:
This is a copy of a reply I posted today for a similiar question.
It depends on which state you reside in. Some states, like Texas, don’t record (at the County Recorder’s Office)the sale price of real estate. We are what is called a “closed state” (i.e. that data is non-public).
Here in Texas, you have to get to the MLS to get “sales” data since realtors are the only ones recording sales information. Recently, I found a vendor that ties into the MLS here in Houston and can provide access to me if I join the Houston Association of Realtors as an affilitate member. In some areas, all you need to do is become an affiliate member and the Association will give you direct access, but here I have to go through this independent vendor for access after I join (can you spell more expensive!).
Try Yahoo at http://realestate.yahoo.com/realestate/homevalues/
hopefully your state will be one that they cover.