Appraisal Links and Useful
Note: When I find a page of links I will either bookmark the page or my favorite thing to do is a page capture. That way I have all of the information I need is on one page. I can easily find the original page any time.
Use your Snipit tool on your computer or two other screen capture tools -- Snagit and DuckCapture. (do a Google search on the names for more information.)
Here is a great site you might want to visit:
http://www.agent-quest.com/index.html Is your one stop search
engine for a real estate agent and real estate information.
Appraisal Subcommittee Website - National Registry
http://www.asc.gov/ The FIRREA people. Check to see if your appraiser's name appears in the National Registry and is in good standing.
Fresno County Recorder of Deeds
This is another awesome site for doing a mini-title search on a property. You can search by Grantor, Grantee, PIN number, etc. I prefer PIN number if you have it. It will give you a history of every recording made against a property since 1985. To check for prior sales, select any document type that has the word DEED in it; EX: Warranty Deed, Trust Deed, etc. The site will tell you the document number, date of sale, date of recording, grantor, grantee and sales price. The site allows you to select any document referenced and dump it into a document container (fancy name for shopping cart). You can then pay a fee to have the actual document mailed to you.
Fresno County Treasurer
Want to know how much a properties
taxes are? Is your owner current with their taxes? This site will tell you.
Pretrieve Public Record Search Engine This site allows you to search tons of linked sites for a personal search or more importantly to use for a property search. It even gives you recent comps. Go to advance search to perform a property search.
map.aspx Great website for free Plat maps for all of Fresno County
Division of Building-Cost.nethttp://www.building-cost.net/ This site allows you to develop a home construction or replacement cost that considers all the important variables: materials used, design features, quality, size, shape, heating, cooling and geographic area. Your printed estimate shows detailed labor and material costs for each of 34 construction cost categories.
City-Data.comhttp://www.city-data.com/ Great site. Has profiles of all U.S. cities with maps, satellite photos, geographical data, crime data, housing, businesses, political contributions, weather, hospitals, schools, houses, zip codes, area codes, stats about race, income, ancestries, education, employment and more.
Citytowninfo.comhttp://www.citytowninfo.com Another site offering free statistical data on Cities and Towns across the country. Podunkhttp://www.epodunk.com/ Another good site to search for community info on cities and towns around the country, plus it is a cool name
efanniemae.comhttp://www.efanniemae.com/ Great site to download Fannie
Helpful Information for you. PDF download
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FFIEC's Census Tract search pagehttp://www.ffiec.gov/geocode/default.htm Hosted by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.
U.S. Census Bureauhttp://www.census.gov Provides a wealth of social, demographic and economic information.
US Census Bureau - American Fact Finder - Census Tract search pagehttp://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/AGSGeoAddressServlet?_lang=en&_program Year=50&_treeId=420 Great census tract search engine. Provides many different area maps for census tract, voting districts, zip codes, PMSA's and much, much more...
US Census Bureau Maps and Map Blasthttp://www.mapblast.comFree area maps online.
Map Questhttp://www.mapquest.comFree mapping program. Search by address.
Natural Resource Conservation Service - Soil Surveys and http://soils.usda.gov/survey/online_surveysProvides online soil surveys and maps for many States and has several links to additional offline data.