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Home sales prices in Monroe County have been rising, with the number of properties available for sale steadily decreasing each year.

These trends have created significant pressures on the local real estate market. But for buyers and sellers, there is a wealth of data available to give them a competitive edge in the market.

Since the beginning of this year, more than 3,500 properties have been sold in Monroe County, and the Democrat and ChronicThe real estate database contains the details of each transaction. You can search for an address to see how much a home has sold for, or view all sales that have occurred on a particular street or in a single neighborhood.

And because trends matter, our database includes more than the most recent sales data. It contains all transactions made in the state since January 1993, allowing consumers to see nearly 25 years of sales history for a home or neighborhood.

To look for:D&C Real Estate Database

Nearly 8 million records, to be precise, detail information on every property in New York State (outside of New York) that has been bought or sold since 1993.

We have been compiling detailed real estate data for several years, mainly from public documents made available by the State Property Tax Services Office, or ORPTS.

Each county is required to submit transactions on a monthly basis, and the folks at ORPTS track 78 pieces of information for every sale that takes place: the property’s address, the names of buyers and sellers, the sale price. They track assessed value, property type, number of acres of land, and dozens of other data points.

In practice, some counties report their transactions in a timely manner while others are 60 or 90 days late. Locally, we receive an updated listing of real estate sales from the Monroe County Clerk’s Office weekly.

We have made all this data available to you for you to search and sort through our website. You can search for a specific home to see how much it sold for, or view all sales that have been made on a particular street.

Taxes are a big factor when it comes to owning a home, and we’ve developed a handy tax rate calculator which lets you see how much you’ll pay each year based on the city and school district you live in.

In real estate, they say, location is everything. But in the information age, knowing where properties are selling and for how much can make a real difference to your bottom line.

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Esther L. Steinbach