Property values and home inspection

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Property values and home inspection

Whether you're buying or selling a property, tools that can calculate estimated market value can greatly aid your decision making. Luckily the Web abounds with just such tools. The resources below are a great starting point for your calculations. If you're looking for a slightly more concrete figure, you'll also find sites for locating certified home inspectors.

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  • Compare the list price of properties you're considering with the estimated values generated on these Web sites, and investigate any large discrepancies between the two figures. You can also use these tools to learn the prices that similar houses in the same area have sold for.
  • If one database from the list below doesn't feature the home you're looking for, try researching it on another. If none of these resources lists the value of your home, consider contacting a real estate agent to help you determine the property's worth.
  • A recently popular site for home valuations is Zillow.com. For information on Zillow's "Zestimate" valuations, check out this article from CNNMoney.com, which overviews the services.

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