Checking Property Valuesgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Repossession : One Thread
An Estate Agent told me that our local paper allows public access to their archive, (for a small donation to charity)so it's possible to check what similar properties were selling for at the time of a repo sale. It wouldn't be stict proof of underselling, but one more thing to add to your argument.
We are very lucky to have a lovely (independent) local estate agent, who has looked through his old files at 1996 prices - he reckons 50-55K would have been right - they sold it for 36K. If you can find a sympathetic Estate Agent, they could be really helpful, ours has given us a few ideas.
-- Helen Hawkins (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 09, 2002
Good point Helen.
Which area do you mean when you say 50-55k?
Other readers should note that most town's reference libraries keep copies of local newspapers and that most local newspapers also keep old copies.
-- Lee (email@example.com), March 09, 2002.
We live in West Berkshire.
-- Helen Hawkins (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 10, 2002.