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The Importance of Sales and Mortgage History Data

Updated: Oct 24

LandGate has recently added sales and mortgage history data to its cutting edge real estate platform and marketplace. Land and real estate professionals will now be able to research sales history such as closing dates, prices and seller information along with critical mortgage information such as dates, amounts, lenders, and terms.

Combined with LandGate’s industry leading analytical data sets for renewable energy, carbon credits, traditional energy and natural resources, this new transaction information allows real estate agents to provide the most thorough due diligence for their clients.

What are the Benefits of Knowing Sales and Mortgage History Data of Property?

Whether you are a buyer, seller, investor, or simply interested in the property's background, the benefits of knowing its transaction history are numerous. There are significant advantages that come with having a thorough understanding of a property's transaction history. Transaction history allows you to assess the property's value over time. By examining the purchase prices of the property in previous transactions, you can gain insights into its appreciation or depreciation rates. This information is crucial when buying or selling a property, negotiating prices, or determining market trends.

  • If you are considering investing in real estate, understanding the transaction history can help you evaluate the property's potential as an investment. It enables you to assess its past performance, such as rental income or capital gains, and make informed decisions about its future prospects.

Analyzing the transaction history of multiple properties in a specific area can provide valuable information about market trends and conditions. By examining the frequency of transactions, average price fluctuations, and other relevant data, pattern recognition will help you make predictions about the market's stability or volatility. Transaction history allows you to track changes in property ownership over time.

  • This information can be crucial for verifying the legal ownership of a property, conducting due diligence, or researching potential title issues or liens. It ensures that you have a clear understanding of the property's legal status and can avoid potential complications.

The real estate industry relies heavily on the mortgage services to facilitate property transactions and provide financial solutions to buyers. Mortgage lenders play a crucial role by offering loans that enable individuals to purchase properties they might not otherwise be able to afford. Real estate agents often work closely with lenders to guide buyers through the mortgage process, providing valuable expertise and assistance.

  • The real estate industry utilizes mortgage industry data to assess market trends, evaluate property values, and make informed decisions about investments and developments.

  • Mortgage history data holds significant importance in the realm of real estate and financing. It provides a comprehensive record of a property's mortgage-related activities over time, offering valuable insights for various stakeholders.

LandGate is on a mission to make our LandApp tool the one stop shop for all of your real estate needs and save you time. LandApp’s monthly or yearly subscription provides various data analytics and CRE information that can be utilized by real estate professionals to help their clients make the best financial decisions. Customer retention is important to real estate professionals, and LandApp provides that support. Real estate brokers can access this data included by using our industry leading CRM system which features property reports, parcel search, historical data, unique data layers, transaction details, and sales history. LandGate’s customer relationship management tool allows brokers, agents and landmen to stay on top of market trends in their area with comparable property analysis for every single parcel in the United States.

What is Required to Determine the Market Value of a Property?

Determining the market value of a property is a complex task that requires careful analysis and consideration of various factors. Whether you are buying, selling, or investing in real estate, understanding the true market value is crucial. In order to ascertain an accurate assessment, several key elements must be taken into account. From analyzing comparable sales to evaluating the property's location, size, condition, and current market conditions, a comprehensive approach is necessary.

  • Comparable Sales: One of the primary methods used to determine market value is comparing the property to similar properties (known as comparables or "comps") that have recently sold in the same area. Factors such as location, size, condition, amenities, and age are taken into consideration to assess how the subject property compares to recent sales.

  • Location: The location of a property plays a significant role in its value. Factors such as proximity to amenities (schools, parks, shopping centers), transportation, desirable neighborhoods, and overall market demand for that location can influence the property's market value.

  • Property Size and Features: The size of the property, including both the land and the building(s), is an important consideration. The number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, lot size, and additional features (such as a swimming pool, garage, or upgrades) can impact the value.

  • Condition of the Property: The condition of the property, including its age, maintenance, and overall state of repair, is an essential factor. A well-maintained property in good condition generally has a higher market value compared to one that requires significant repairs or renovations.

  • Current Market Conditions: The current state of the real estate market, including supply and demand dynamics, interest rates, and economic factors, can influence the market value of a property. In a seller's market with high demand and low inventory, prices may be higher, whereas a buyer's market with more supply and less demand may result in lower prices.

  • Appraisal: A professional property appraisal conducted by a licensed appraiser provides an independent and unbiased estimate of a property's value, typically based on the residence and visible features. Appraisals consider factors such as the property's features, condition, comparable sales, and local market conditions to arrive at an estimated value.

  • Economic and Environmental Factors: External factors like economic conditions, job growth, population trends, and environmental factors (e.g., proximity to natural resources, pollution, or potential hazards) can influence a property's value.

It's important to note that determining the market value of a property is not an exact science, and different methods may yield slightly different results. Consulting with real estate professionals, such as appraisers, and getting independent analyses like LandGate’s property data and reports, provides additional expertise and insights when determining a total property's market value and potential.

What Four Main Elements Determine Real Estate Value?

  1. Demand refers to the desire or need for a property in a particular location. Factors such as population growth, economic conditions, job opportunities, and lifestyle amenities can influence the level of demand for real estate in a specific area. When demand is high, it generally leads to increased property values.

  2. Utility refers to the property's usefulness or ability to satisfy a buyer's needs and desires. It considers factors such as the property's size, layout, features, condition, and functionality. A property that meets or exceeds the expectations and requirements of potential buyers is likely to have higher value.

  3. Scarcity refers to the limited availability of similar properties in a particular area. When the supply of desirable properties is limited, it can drive up their value. Factors that contribute to scarcity include land availability, zoning restrictions, historical preservation, and development limitations. Scarcity often creates a sense of exclusivity and can lead to higher property values.

  4. Transferability refers to the ease with which property rights can be transferred from one owner to another. Factors that impact transferability include clear and marketable title, well-documented ownership history, absence of legal encumbrances or disputes, and efficient transaction processes. Properties that have high transferability tend to be more valuable because they provide a sense of security and ease for potential buyers.

LandGate’s LandApp web-based monthly subscription analyzes key components of a property’s potential that aren’t usually considered, such as solar, wind, carbon and mineral leasing. For realtors, brokers and landmen doing their due diligence on properties, LandGate is an essential tool to provide holistic property analysis and advice to clients.

Those hard to find details such as transaction data, sale status, and listing history are now accessible within a few seconds using LandGate. Land professionals are now able to give their clientele complete property intelligence to make the best decision on one of the biggest investments of their lives. With this latest addition, users will be able to access comprehensive comps that will enhance their understanding of property values, precious sales, and listing history that will help make confident informed decisions. The LandApp tool continues to become a must use tool for all real estate professionals in their day-to-day routine when evaluating all types of real property.

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