Jaydeep Shah, Real Estate Agent serving Sugar land, Houston area (The Virtual Realty Group)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

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

Jun 01, 2016 10:32 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Read your MLS listings for areas and come up with your own descriptions - it will make you a much more informed agent

Jun 01, 2016 09:13 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

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...

Jun 01, 2016 03:03 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

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!

Jun 01, 2016 09:04 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

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.

Jun 01, 2016 08:08 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

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

Jun 01, 2016 06:05 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

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!

Jun 01, 2016 04:21 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

check title company

Jun 24, 2017 07:25 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Exploring and learning on your own is my recommendation. Take it one section at a time.

Nov 19, 2016 07:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Your broker and your title company will be able to provide this information for you.

Jun 01, 2016 09:55 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Kenneth has given you good advice.

Jun 01, 2016 09:22 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

ah this is outside my scope of knowledge for sure.

Jun 01, 2016 03:58 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I think you should get to the court house and start a blog and BE the source of the information

Jun 01, 2016 03:43 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

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!

Jun 01, 2016 12:56 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Title Companies or Title Attorneys.  Most of them will want your business; they should be able to accomodate you.

Jun 01, 2016 10:51 AM
Jaydeep Shah
The Virtual Realty Group - Richmond, TX
Real Estate Agent serving Sugar land, Houston area

I appreciate everyone's reply to my question. From the book I was led to believe that there may already be a compilation of this info out there which I now understand is not the case.

However, I feel that some of the comments were hinting as if I am trying to find shortcuts here. Obviously that is not the case. I am just trying to find my way in a new industry.

Jun 01, 2016 06:34 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

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.

Jun 01, 2016 05:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Check wqith your broker for help


Jun 01, 2016 04:21 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

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.

Jun 01, 2016 04:21 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

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).

Jun 01, 2016 03:33 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

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.



Jun 01, 2016 03:14 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jaydeep Shah Some of this information would probably be available on your City/County tax records. Most tax records are available online.

Jun 01, 2016 03:13 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

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.

Jun 01, 2016 03:01 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

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.

Jun 01, 2016 02:40 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


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

Jun 01, 2016 02:39 AM