I am looking to invest in small multi-unit housing properties, but would like to know more about long-term sales price trends in the region of interest. I am new to real estate investing.

Are there any free or inexpensive places to find this information? I'm particularly interested in being able to identify trends for close comparables in a given ZIP, e.g., all 2-unit buildings with garages in ZIP 12345.

Should I just make friends with someone who has access to MLS, or are there better ways?

closed as off-topic by Hart CO, Pete B., Dheer, Chris W. Rea, ChrisInEdmonton Jan 9 at 14:54

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  • Unfortunately product/service recommendation questions are off-topic. There are plenty of sites that will let you filter MLS down to some criteria, Zillow, Redfin, etc. Not the easiest way to get a lot of data quickly but for targeted research any such site should be fine. A local realtor should be good at this stuff too. – Hart CO Jan 9 at 5:59