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can I get an accurate sale value since zillow value is mistake?

The home is located on W Iowa Avenue in Sunnyvale, CA show as a recent sale on zillow but sale value is obviously wrong.  Can you email me the correct sale value?

thanks, Karen
  • July 27 2011 - Sunnyvale
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By the way, it is simply amazing that agents still don't know how to do a search, and are still blind to the features that Zillow provides..., or that they don't know the difference between "last sold price" and an estimate.
  • July 28 2011
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I'm assuming the property you are referring to is 885 W Iowa Ave, which Zillow indicates sold on 10/20/2010 for $35k, but previously sold on 8/30/2004 for $801k, and 8/29/2002 for $737k.

The tax assessed value in 2010 was still $838k, so it is unlikely there was a fire or major vandalism, or other major destruction.

And it appears a bit too soon for a "family transfer" considering the date of the prior purchase transaction.

Zillow presently estimates the value at $813k.

So, likely it is either a typing error, or someone misread a home equity loan transaction, or similar.

I could flag it for you; but since I wasn't the one that found the discrepancy, you might as well flag it.
  • July 28 2011
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Call an appraiser and pay them to do an accurate appraisal. A real estate professional can only do a comparative market analysis and give you an opinion....a very educated opinion and many of us are usually correct.
  • July 28 2011
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Karen, I see 3 homes on W Iowa that recently sold within the last 6 months.  I'd be happy to provide you with the final sales price if you'd let me know the address.
  • July 28 2011
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Karen, if you want to provide me with an address, I can look up the information for you since I work the Sunnyvale area.
  • July 28 2011
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If you believe the recorded sale price posted is not correct, use the "report a problem" button under the edit pull down tab under the main photo on the home details page to flag the issue.  This will cause Zillow staff to ask the data provider company used for that area to check that in the public records again, thus allowing it to be fixed on the site at the next upload of data from that provider.

Sometimes sales prices are family transfers, and thus could be quite a bit lower than market value.  Sometimes they are not sales at all but the data provider incorrectly read a refinance transaction.
  • July 27 2011
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As indicated by SoCal_Engr ... the final sale price is a matter of public record and shouldn't be too difficult to locate. However, one would need an address to look up that public information.
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Some REAs might, and it might be possible to look it up on the local assessor's website. However, an address would be helpful.
  • July 27 2011
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