How to Find Out How Much A House Was Bought For

The price for which a home sells is a matter of public record. Some community newspapers gather and publish such information on a routine basis. Individuals researching the history of a home's assessed value — broken down by land value and that of the home itself — as well as the price of its most recent sale may find the information they need from the real estate property records and assessments office of the county or city in which the home is located.

Step 1

Visit the official website of the town, city or county in which the house sits.

Step 2

Click on the link to the local government's real estate property records office or property assessments office. The name will vary by locality.

Step 3

Enter the information you have for the home in question. You should be able to search by the address of the house, the name of the current owner or the parcel ID.

Step 4

Examine the results of the search to identify the sale price for the most recent transfer of the property from one owner to another.

Warning

This information is not public in all states, so if you can not find a website for it, call your local county auditor and ask.

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