Nashua’s GIS department has been working with CDM Smith of Manchester, to develop a web application which will provide detailed information regarding property sales in the city.
Data will reflect sales for a period of five years prior to the requested search date.
Users will be prompted to enter an address and select a search radius. The application will then display all sales within the specified search area. The data can be further refined by using filters built into the application, which will allow to easily find comparable sales.
As an example: a “broad search” of one mile around your subject property might return seventy-five sales. If you then add a filter requesting only sales of colonial style homes, the data might narrow to twenty-five sales. Further limit your search by adding a filter of homes with a finished area of 1800 to 2400 square feet. This may narrow your returned data to eight sales, a more manageable dataset for comparison. Other filters include: year built; sale date; sale price; assessed value; land area; and neighborhood code. There is also a field to indicate whether the sale was determined to be a qualified, arm’s length sale.
In addition to mapping the sales, the data will also be available in a spreadsheet format which can be viewed, sorted, and exported to Excel. The user will find many other features including markup tools, and printing capabilities. It is expected that this tool will be a valuable resource for researching market values in the city.