With the ups and downs in the real estate market, timing is critical in buying or selling a home. Recent sales in your area are a good indicator of a home's market value. An easy comparison is to find a similarly sized home that recently has been sold. Web sites such as Trulia and Zillow provide a free database of home sales.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Navigate to Trulia.com.
Click on the Recently Sold tab.
Enter the neighbourhood address.
Choose the type of property. Some choices are single-family home, multi-family home, condo, loft or apartment. This is optional.
Choose the price range of the home (optional).
Choose the number of bedrooms (optional).
Choose the number of bathrooms (optional).
Choose a time frame to search within (optional). The options are within the last three months, six months or nine months.
Click on Search.
Navigate to Zillow.com.
Enter the neighbourhood address in the Find Homes box.
Click on Go.
Check the Recently Sold box on the left side.
Uncheck the For Sale, For Rent and Make Me Move boxes. View the listings at the bottom of the window.
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