The Maricopa County Assessors Office website is a great tool for home buyers who are getting ready to purchase Scottsdale real estate. It has a variety of online tools that can help a buyer assess the value of a property and compare it against like properties.
Of course, your Scottsdale real estate agent will provide you with a comparative market analysis for any properties you are serious about, but why not get a head start and play around with some of your own research?
There is also the parcel viewer that allows you to take an in-depth look at the lot or parcel you are considering, and you can take a look at the neighbor’s lot and information as well. The easiest way to find the lot information is to take the parcel number off of the Multiple Listing printout and plug it into the assessor’s site. Your realtor can show you where the parcel number is located if you are having trouble.
If you have located property using a search engine that only provides the property address, you can search that way as well, but it tends to be less accurate. Your realtor is your best source for the parcel numbers. Watch this video to get started:
The physical aspects of a property are available from the county assessor records as well, but you will want verify the information to make sure it is accurate since additions could have been added to the home that would make the room count obsolete and square footage incorrect. It is the buyer’s responsibility to verify this when doing your due diligence as part of the purchase contract.
Another great tool is the interactive maps link that includes help when searching historical aerial photography, planning and zoning, survey points, flood control, information on the environment and much more.
Here are some additional great links to FAQs covering a myriad of topics including but not limited to:
- Business Personal Property
- Districts and Tax Area Codes
- Property Exemptions
- Property Tax
- Property Values
- Senior Protection
- Valuation Notices
An informed buyer is an empowered buyer!
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