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Old 11-22-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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I am looking to get comparables for houses on a specific street. Can anybody help me on how I can get these?
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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Try Harris County Appraisal District enter any address you want then after you are there you can compare surrounding properties. There's a button somewhere on the page you will be looking at to do that.
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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You can only get true comps from a real estate agent, the HCAD office, or an appraiser. You cannot get sales prices off of hcad at all--only market value which is for tax appraisal purposes only.
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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You can only get true comps from a real estate agent, the HCAD office, or an appraiser. You cannot get sales prices off of hcad at all--only market value which is for tax appraisal purposes only.
My daughter bought a house last year and hacd is real close to market value. We checked the selling prices with what hacd had them listed for taxes. I could call three appraisers and three real estate agents and get six different prices if I was putting my house up for sell... What you will get from a real estate agent is the sellers asking price which may be correct or may not be.
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Texas is a non-disclosure state so the sales price is not published. What you will see on certain websites is the loan amount or the asking price. You will also not see seller concessions. For example if a house is listed at 200K... then you see sales price of 190K... However,t he owner also paid the buyers closing costs of 5K and gave a repair allowance of 5K. So it really sold for 180K not 190K

Only a Realtor can give you the real comparables.

Sorry but I'm in Dallas, otherwide I would offer to send you comparables. Different MLS.

Naima
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:54 PM
 
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Thanks Naima. Any houston realtor willing to help?


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Texas is a non-disclosure state so the sales price is not published. What you will see on certain websites is the loan amount or the asking price. You will also not see seller concessions. For example if a house is listed at 200K... then you see sales price of 190K... However,t he owner also paid the buyers closing costs of 5K and gave a repair allowance of 5K. So it really sold for 180K not 190K

Only a Realtor can give you the real comparables.

Sorry but I'm in Dallas, otherwide I would offer to send you comparables. Different MLS.

Naima
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Bellaire)
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Find 3 similar homes. Look up the name of the owner/ deed information on the tax roll. Go to the courthouse or online document service and pull the deed to see what the people paid for the house.
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Lake Conroe, Tx
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Just call a local realtor, it's a lot easier. There are lots of them out there right now just waiting for the phone to ring, you don't have to go further than a quick internet search, home magazine, bill boards, phone book etc...
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Lake Conroe, Tx
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[quote=Houston3;6270215]My daughter bought a house last year and hacd is real close to market value. We checked the selling prices with what hacd had them listed for taxes. I could call three appraisers and three real estate agents and get six different prices if I was putting my house up for sell... What you will get from a real estate agent is the sellers asking price which may be correct or may not be.[/quote]


This couldn't be further from the truth; the "op" wants some comparable's for a particular street. "HCAD" is not the place to find those as tax appraisal values are all over the map; (usually anywhere from 60 to 110% of value) they will also more often than not have incorrect info on them about sq footage etc.. I agree about getting three appraisers and getting three different values; however the op does not want an "appraisal" done on their property, rather just an idea of what things on that particular street have sold for in the past. If a 100 realtors do a search for currently pending and previously sold properties on a given street, all the info will certainly match, and is the most accurate and easiest way to get what they're looking for. The op should just call a local realtor.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Find 3 similar homes. Look up the name of the owner/ deed information on the tax roll. Go to the courthouse or online document service and pull the deed to see what the people paid for the house.
The ONLY recorded information is the deed of trust which shows only the amount borrowed. There is no such document that is recorded that shows the sales price.

Naima
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