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Old 06-27-2007, 09:11 AM
 
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I am a buyer and looking for prices that other buyers paid for their properties within the last coupon months in certain areas, so that I can make a reasonable offer to the seller. What websites are best to use to get information like this?

Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Cream Ridge, NJ
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There are a few websites that i know of:
Check Home Sale Prices - Find Your Home Value - Get House Values Online - Search Real Estate Listings | Domania

REALTOR.com - Real Estate Listings & Homes For Sale

and if you are interested in how much homes sold for in NJ, the asbury park press has a very good website
APP.COM DataUniverse | Asbury Park Press Online

I hope those will help you out
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Springfield
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You should have a Realtor check the values.
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Old 06-27-2007, 01:32 PM
 
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this is a great tool that i use when i'm looking for investment opportunities..

Zillow - Real Estate Valuations, Homes for Sale, Free Real Estate Information
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Old 06-28-2007, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
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Zillow is not reliable. You can check out Realtor.com, or better yet, have a realtor to a free market anaysis on your home.
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:56 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Zillow is not reliable. You can check out Realtor.com, or better yet, have a realtor to a free market anaysis on your home.

i agree about the "zestimates", but if you look up the tax and sale info - that is accurate as it's being taken from tax records.

you can go to NJ.com also and they have a link where you can look up sales of homes anywhere in the state in the past 7 years, searchable by name or street. tax info is there also.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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Thanks for all your responses. My concern is that as I am the buyer, the real estate agent is not really working on my behalf (She is representing the seller). If I ask for her market analysis and the current market value of the house that I am interested in buying, she will just give me the listing price, which we all know that it was priced higher intentionally most of the time. How do I negotiate a fair price with the Seller without paying $30 to domania.com? I pay the $30 if I have to but just want to know if there are other alternatives.
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
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If you're talking about the listing agent, yes, she is working with the seller, and cannot represent you objectively. You can work with another agent, that will work for YOU, and you won't have to pay any fees.

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Old 06-28-2007, 10:41 AM
 
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Zillow is not reliable. You can check out Realtor.com, or better yet, have a realtor to a free market anaysis on your home.
Man, you real estate agents are petrified of zillow aren't you? It's kind of a blanket statement to say its not reliable but it's just not true.

Its always available. The map features are great. It has sales history and tax info for many homes. The zestimates (guess at what a house is worth) are definately accurate in some areas, although admittedly, not in all areas. I find the zestimates are more accurate in developments with recent sales where's there more similar sales data to cull.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:23 AM
 
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Try NJ.com home sales records, they list all the homes (in your chosen zip code) by street, that have sold in the last 18 months and the selling amount.
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