Texas is one of the few “non-disclosure” states!
In these nondisclosure states, it is exceedingly difficult for citizens and local governments to get real-estate sales data. Home Prices are Secret, however, licensed real estate brokers and their agents can share sales with their clients, including online through a virtual office website, which is how we operate when you register and agree to the terms of service.
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This means there is no law that allows the state government, including appraisal districts, to force you to provide it with sales price information, thus for tax reasons, few buyers report what they bought their property for. The sales price does not have to be disclosed to anyone.
- That’s why sites like Zillow and Trulia don’t have any public record data to pull, and why you won’t sales see any for Texas properties, and if you do see estimates, they are usually highly inaccurate.
- The Texas Legislature has consistently argued that expanding government intrusion into the private lives of Texans is not an option. In other words, Texas will continue to remain a non-disclosure state.