On Sun-Sentinel.com, you can search a
database of recent home and condo sales in Broward and Palm Beach
counties. You can search by address, city, zip code and type of
housing and you can also specify whether you're looking for
property on the water, with a pool or on a golf course. Real estate
transactions that appear in the print edition also come from this
database, which is collected from government sources by
TransAmerica Intellitech. Transactions occurred within the last two
to three months.
Sun-Sentinel.com home sales database
All real estate transactions
In South Florida counties,property records at the property appraiser's office are also
available online. These records go back further, but often are not as current as the Sun-Sentinel database referenced above.
Here are links to the property appraiser sites:
Broward County Property Appraiser
Palm Beach County Property Appraiser
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
When using these property appraiser's sites, you can search records in several ways. Keep in mind if you search by street address, you have to enter the street address in the precise way that the appraiser's office does, including how and what they abbreviate. It is often easier to search by an owner's name.
Keep in mind, these are government Web sites, and like everything else on the Internet, sometimes they just don't work. You can try again later, and report your difficulties on the webmaster or feedback buttons on each site. (Sun-Sentinel.com is providing these links, but we can't do anything about the performance of these Web sites.)