Beneficial Local Real Estate Related Websites
More and more information is now accessible for free through the Internet, and this has proven very helpful to home buyers and sellers in the Louisville area. Here is a list of local real estate related websites that you can use to gather beneficial information when buying or selling a home:
Jefferson County Clerk's Office Land Records
One excellent compilation of local real estate information is found on the Jefferson County Clerk's Office Land Records site . Here you can look up Deeds, Mortgages, Liens and Plats, all of which may contain helpful information to guide your decisions. In addition, under the Party Name search you can access dozens of different types of recorded public documents, from Wills to Easements, and Lis Pendens to POA documents.
MSD Floodplain Determination
MSD maintains a website  that you can use to research Floodplain Determinations in the area. If you live in Jefferson County, you can go to the website, input basic data and receive a report to see whether or not a particular property is located in a flood plain. Sometimes, depending on the inquiry, a manual lookup has to be performed, but you will receive that information from the MSD staff within 2 business days of your inquiry. These reports will help you determine if you will need Flood Insurance for a particular property in the area.
Jefferson County Circuit Court Commissioner's Sale
The Jefferson County Circuit Court maintains a website  advertising the Commissioner's Sale, which is a listing of all properties that are to be sold as foreclosures. The site has search capabilities, auction dates, information about the individual properties, plus the results of previous auctions. Interested persons can gather a wealth of information about the state of foreclosures in the area, plus learn the dates and times to show up to participate in a foreclosure auction.
Jefferson County PVA
The Jefferson County PVA website  has a limited free section that provides basic property information. For a nominal charge, you can access the full PVA site and this will include detailed information about properties in Jefferson County. In addition, the PVA website acts as a jumping off point for locating deed, tax and other pertinent information that can help home buyers and home sellers research a property.
Lojic  is a geographic information system that serves the Louisville Metro Area. The primary resource of the Lojic site is the interactive map system that includes comprehensive property data. You can view zoning data, property information including general property lines, property ownership information, plus floodplain information in a map form. The Lojic system is continually being updated, and additional databases are regularly added to the map system. If you would like visual representations of property data, the Lojic site will be very helpful for you.
I hope that you have found these local real estate related websites beneficial. You can also perform a Property Search  to see available homes for sale, and to get an overview of neighborhood data and pricing. We are fortunate in the Louisville area to have access to so much free and relevant real estate information so that you can make the best decisions for yourself when buying or selling a home.
Joe Hayden is the team owner and manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team —Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!