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Duval County Property Records Search

June 01, 2012

Buying investment property in Florida can be lucrative for you. There are thousands of former homeowners that have abandoned properties or that have been through the process of foreclosure. Areas like Jacksonville where rent prices are higher than the national average makes it a great place to own a property. There is a lot of information that you can obtain before you consider purchasing a vacant property. The price tag should be the least of your concerns in the beginning. It does not matter if you are a single investor or part of an investment team. Even the purchase of a turnkey property can benefit from a public property records search. Since Jacksonville, FL is in Duval County, using the Duval County property records search system can arm you with a great deal of information. 

 

How a Property Search is Helpful

When you purchase a property, the selling price is usually based on several factors. These are the neighborhood, the age of the home, its condition and whether it is a foreclosed or probate property. A public property search easily gives you this information. These factors will help you to understand how the price was calculated and what the previous owner paid for the home. These numbers can help you estimate the annual appreciation that you could receive after purchasing the property. No smart investor wants a property that goes down in value from year-to-year. A property search is like having a secret team of specialists working for you for absolutely no cost.

Taxation is always a big part of a home purchase. While there are many tax breaks that you could qualify for as an investor, there are some taxes that you cannot avoid when you own a property. Local and municipal taxes are unavoidable and are figured by assessing the neighborhood, market area and current value of the home. Performing a property search can inform you how much the annual taxes are for prior years. You can use this assessment data to compare how the property might be taxed after your purchase. You will not be surprised at the end of the year and dip into your rental profits to pay unexpected taxes on your investment.

 

Ways to Use Property Search Data

Property searches are public information. Verifying the previous owners, current owners and any liens that are on the property will help you. Additional information that these searches provide include the parcel number, land size and approximate size of the home. This data can be verified so that you know you are getting what you are really paying for when buying a property. The parcel number is important for taxation and ownership documents. The land size and home square footage are usually figured into the selling price. Paying for 1.5 acres and verifying that the property is only 1 acre will cause you to lose money. Using the Duval County property records search system will help educate you before you buy any investment property in Jacksonville, Florida.

Go here to use the property search system.

 

By Gregg Cohen

I am a co-founder at JWB Real Estate Capital, and I love to talk about investing in rental properties! You’ll often find me here contributing to our blog and in our Facebook group connecting with the community & sharing insights.

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