The Sale Locator Tool was developed to provide interested parties the ability to easily check on sales activity of single family properties in Winnebago County. The search tool displays data for single family, including condominium, sales in Winnebago County which have occurred from January 1st, 2014 through the most recent sales available in the Winnebago County Supervisor of Assessments Office. Sale details are based on information recorded on Real Estate Transfer Declarations. Sale prices reflect the recorded net consideration for real estate after personal property has been deducted.
The Sale Locator Tool does not measure comparability of the sales to other sales or to any other property. Any determination of comparability would need to be made by other means. The tool only locates sales and displays sale information and some quick facts about the property that sold.
Various types of sale transactions are grouped and shaded according to their assigned group as determined by the Winnebago County Board of Review. The group names, descriptions, and color codings are described below.
Sales considered “Typical” are shaded green.
Sales in this group are frequently referred to as "open market" or "arms-length" transactions and are considered a good indication of the market value of the property that sold.
Sales in the “Compulsory” sale group are shaded yellow.
Sales in this group can be used in sales studies, but their prevalence in the sale study is limited to the proportion the compulsory sales represent compared to all the sales in the area being surveyed. Compulsory sales are defined by statute. The statutory definition of a compulsory sale includes
Sales considered “Non Typical” are shaded red.
Because of circumstances surrounding sales in this group, the sales prices are not considered good indications of the market value of the sold property. The following table shows how all the various type of sales are grouped and provides descriptions of the abbreviations that are used in the sale type and sales notes that are displayed by the Sale Locator Tool.
|Transaction Code||Transaction Description||Ok to use as a Board of Review sale, if there is no other reason to disqualify?|
|CONT CURR||Contract Originated in the Current Year||Yes|
|RELOCATION||Relocation Company (To or From)||Yes|
|MULTI||Multiple Parcels on one deed||Yes|
|DINT||Deed in Trust||Yes|
|IMPRV||Improvements Added or Removed after 1-1 of prior year but before date of sale||Yes|
|NCIA||New Construction, Improvements Added||Yes|
|PASMT||Partial Assessment (in prior year)||Yes|
|PT||Preferential Assessment (in prior year)||Yes|
|YR||Sale in one year, recorded in another year||Yes|
|SWD||Special Warranty Deed||Yes|
|"Non Typical" Sales|
|20e||Farm Property assessed under Section 20e||No|
|ABI||Assignment of Beneficial Interest of a Trust||No|
|CHAR||Charitable (To or From)||No|
|COMPULSORY||Not used unless Bank REO or Short Sale||No|
|CONTRACT||Contract Originated in a Prior Year||No|
|VETDEED||Department of Veterans Affairs Deed||No|
|EXEMPT||Exempt (To or From)||No|
|FAMILY||Sale between family members||No|
|FIN||Financial (To or From)||No|
|FOR||Foreclosure (In Lieu of)||No|
|GOVT||Government (To or From)||No|
|MISC||Explained in Sale Notes||No|
|OPTION||Option to Purchase||No|
|PRIOR||Prior of Duplicate Sales||No|
|QCD||Quit Claim Deed||No|
|SALE LEASE||Sale Leaseback||No|
|SC||Split or Combination||No|
|SPLIT COMB||Split or Combination||No|
|TRADE||Trade or Exchange||No|
|MORE||Two Sales with greater than 25% Difference in Price||No|
To begin the search, enter a Parcel Number (PIN) or Address into the Property Search box provided on the left side of the screen and click on the Search button. If the search is successful, one or more street addresses and PINs will be displayed. Click on the Zoom button below the parcel you want to select as the focus of the search. The property selected will be outlined in blue. A tab in the upper left portion of the display allows an aerial photo to be included in the display. There are also arrows which allow you to zoom in or out on the display.
Click on the Sales box and all the parcels on your map with recent sales will be shaded as previously explained. A parcel with one or more "Typical" sales will be shaded green even if there are also "Compulsory" or "Non Typical" sales on the property. If there are not any "Typical" sales but there are "Compulsory" sales, the parcel will be shaded yellow. If there are not any "Typical sales or "Compulsory sales but there are "Non Typical sales, the parcel will be shaded red.
By clicking on any of the colored parcels, a “pop-up” window will be displayed with a street address and parcel number (PIN). If the parcel you clicked on is a condominium and more than one unit in the condo plat sold, there will be a slide bar on the right side of the “pop-up” window that can be used to access details on all the units that sold. If the "pop-up" window is displayed without a street address or PIN, that means you clicked on a parcel that does not have a sale .
By clicking on Details in the "pop-up" window, additional information will be displayed on the left side of the screen. The display provides some quick facts about the parcel, information on how to find more specific details, and all the recorded sales of the parcel during the covered time period. In order to view another parcel from this view, click on another parcel and follow the same steps.