Monday, February 12, 2007

Know Your Real Estate!

We are fortunate in Shelby County to have two very useful research tools to determine the current and past ownership of our homes. For current information and appraised value go to the Assessor. It also contains information on recent sales and building permits.

The Register of Deeds provides direct access to the recorded deeds showing transfers of ownership and mortgages. It also links to the GIS system, which is a map of every property in Shelby County with aerial views. You can click from one lot to the other down a street and find the current owners of the property. You can also search for historical information on births, deaths and marriages.

And best of all, these valuable resources are free and available 24/7, courtesy of Shelby County taxpayers.

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