Philadelphia deed records?

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Does Philadelphia County provide free access to real estate sales records? 

Similar to what Montgomery County provides: http://propertyrecords.montcopa.org

I've only been able to find pay for access from the PHL recorder of deeds.

Not sure if this is what your looking for, but try brtweb.phila.gov, property information, search for a property. It has a lot of the same information as the Montgomery county link you listed. There's also a link from there to the property tax info and another one for L&I information. Philadelphia R.E. Tax site can be accessed directly at http://www.phila.gov/revenue/realestatetax/ 

Thanks David.  Some of the information I'm looking for seems be there.  Would be nice if there was more historical sales data instead of just the last sale.  I saw the "Parcel Explorer" linked from one of the websites.  That's a feature of Montcos/Bucks system I like but PHL seems to want to charge for it..

Not sure that you can get that info online, but if you're in the Philadelphia area, you can search deeds and mortgages in Room 154 at City Hall.

Originally posted by @Andrew K. :

Thanks David.  Some of the information I'm looking for seems be there.  Would be nice if there was more historical sales data instead of just the last sale.  I saw the "Parcel Explorer" linked from one of the websites.  That's a feature of Montcos/Bucks system I like but PHL seems to want to charge for it..

if you're looking for the list of previous owners on a property that's called a title search and that is not free ... in any town that I know of.  Montco doesn't even offer current owner info for free. I'm not sure about Bucks or Chester Counties, though Delco and Philadelphia counties do. 

Kudos,

Mary

Originally posted by @Mary B. :

if you're looking for the list of previous owners on a property that's called a title search and that is not free ... in any town that I know of.  Montco doesn't even offer current owner info for free. I'm not sure about Bucks or Chester Counties, though Delco and Philadelphia counties do. 

Kudos,

Mary

I'm not looking for a full blown title search.

Check out http://propertyrecords.montcopa.org to see what I'm referring to.  You can get at least the names of of grantor/grantee, sales price and date going back as far as the digital records provides.  Granted data is frequently missing and incomplete.  The parcel explorer is very handy if you don't actually have an address for a parcel.  

Originally posted by @Andrew K. :
Originally posted by @Mary B.:

if you're looking for the list of previous owners on a property that's called a title search and that is not free ... in any town that I know of.  Montco doesn't even offer current owner info for free. I'm not sure about Bucks or Chester Counties, though Delco and Philadelphia counties do. 

Kudos,

Mary

I'm not looking for a full blown title search.

Check out http://propertyrecords.montcopa.org to see what I'm referring to.  You can get at least the names of of grantor/grantee, sales price and date going back as far as the digital records provides.  Granted data is frequently missing and incomplete.  The parcel explorer is very handy if you don't actually have an address for a parcel.  

oh ok, if you just want parcel info then you will probably have to go downtown across from city hall, for the records. they may have a website but I'm not sure what it is. place a call to see what's the best option.

Kudos,
Mary

http://property.phila.gov/ has pretty much the same info. It also has links to info on back taxes and zoning on the side bar. 

edit, there's also a parcel map. There's a bit of a learning curve but it's great if you are more visual http://gsg.phila.gov/map#dept=pcpc

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