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Getting out to explore the area will get you the info you want, and local knowledge. Bob Crane shared some good c ontacts for you. title company may have information to address some of your questions
Stevens Point, WI
Fred Griffin presently...
Read your MLS listings for areas and come up with your own descriptions - it will make you a much more informed agent
Panama City, FL
The best way to get this information Jaydeep Shah is to go through Google maps, identify communities - and recent homes sold in that community. Most of them will have at least one home sold recently. The MLS should have all the information about that home at least - to begin with.
I hope someone here gives you a better options...
Bob Crane has a great idea and try your title companies websites they publish a lot of local information on tax rates..but getting out and networking will be your best bet!
Stevens Point, WI
A lot of good AR members down in your area Jaydeep, check with Joni Staples Rose King Sussie Sutton Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert Robert (Bob) Gilbert , I am sure one or more of these good people can help you with that info.
Cocoa Beach, FL
Check with with your broker/manager. At my office we have very extensive in-office file. Tax rates are available on municipalities websites. Good luck
Cocoa Beach, FL
Kenneth J. Jones and Chris Ann Cleland got it spot on. This is a great networking opportunity to get to know people who have the information you need. Also, preview, preview, preview all the listings you can to get an even better feel for your market place. Good luck!
Chris Ann Cleland
check title company
Exploring and learning on your own is my recommendation. Take it one section at a time.
Your broker and your title company will be able to provide this information for you.
Kenneth has given you good advice.
ah this is outside my scope of knowledge for sure.
I think you should get to the court house and start a blog and BE the source of the information
Not sure about a resource other than MLS and searching community blogs & chamber of commerce. Your broker should point you in the right direction. I don't work close to our office but those agents are so familiar with the area it's not funny! Good luck!
Title Companies or Title Attorneys. Most of them will want your business; they should be able to accomodate you.
Hi Jaydeep. I'm afraid I can't help you with this. I would guess that your broker or some other local experienced agents may help.
Check wqith your broker for help
Do not think so. This is where the experience comes in. I see them with a table carefully guarded..... I will work with my title company officer first.
Your MLS is the best. I think you are thinking of some public docs that will have it but that's not true (at least in my area).
For subdivisions, pull up the stats in the MLS. Or google the communities.
For the other minute details....toss that aside for now and don't get caught up in too many details.
Most helpful will be to learn the inventory and know what you can buy where for a certain budget. If you can talk intelligently about that, you can snag someone to work with.
Jaydeep Shah Some of this information would probably be available on your City/County tax records. Most tax records are available online.
HOA information changes so frequently that you should probably make it a point to meet the different community managers and find out current information. Get out there and introduce yourself being the ulterior motive.
As for transfer fees, maybe having lunch with a local title attorney would be another task where you could put yourself in a networking situation and get useful information at the same time.
My experience is you need to get the HOA name and contact information form the seller. Then call the HOA to get the information you are looking for.
This should be part of your research that you personally should embark on. How do you know that someone's numbers and stats are correct. Check and double check, errors abound. Just my opinion, when we had our commercial real estate practice, I could tell you every owner, square footage and recent activity in the areas we were working in. A