Whether you are house-hunting or merely monitoring your neighborhood's property values, there are several resources you can consult to find out whether a house has recently sold. If you are unable to visit a property in person, third-party sources help you stay in the know about a particular property, or tell you what is happening in your local market.
Speak to a real estate agent and ask him to look up the house on the Multiple Listing Service. MLS is a website that agents use to list homes and update their status. The agent can tell you when the house sold and for how much.
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Go to Homes.com and type in the property's address in the main search bar. If the property has recently sold, Homes.com will tell you the sale price.
Search Zillow.com, which allows you to see aerial views of neighborhoods along with home prices and value estimates. Type in the address of the property and hit "Go."
Visit the county property appraiser's website. Type in the home's address; if there is any new information relating to the property, it will appear on screen. This method may not be reliable, however, as there's usually a time delay between the home sale taking place and updating county records.
Log on to Trulia.com and type in the property's ZIP code under "Recently Sold Homes." Move your cursor over the map to see recently sold prices.