Residential Sales Search

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Wake County Tax Administration is pleased to offer an online Residential Sales Search tool. This tool provides information like the County’s Real Estate Property Search but includes enhancements that allow users to map multiple residential sales and filter residential property sales by:

  • Distance
  • Sales Date
  • Status of Sale Review by Appraisal Staff
  • Planning Jurisdiction
  • Neighborhood
  • Heated Area Square Footage
  • Year Built
  • Effective Year Built
  • Story Height
  • Building Type and Use
  • Acreage

The Residential Sales Search tool also allows users to create reports that include residential sales with select property characteristics that users deem comparable to a subject property.

Property Record Information

Residential sales shown in this search are an extract from the County’s Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system, which includes many different codes and abbreviations to capture and describe property information. The Residential Sales Search tool uses many of these codes and abbreviations. 

Frequently Used Codes in Property Record Information

The Residential Sales Search tool includes codes and abbreviations for:

  • Additions
  • Land class
  • Land unit type
  • Planning jurisdiction
  • Attic
  • Air-Conditioning (A/C)
  • Heat
  • Story Height
  • Exterior Finish
  • Basement
  • Basement Finish
  • Zoning

A list of these codes and abbreviations can be found by reviewing the Frequently Used Codes in Property Record Information Guide.

Story Height Factors and Upper Floor (Attic) Finish

The Story Height Factors and Upper Floor (Attic) Finish information provides the categories used to describe how heated area is listed on each story of a home, along with their abbreviations found on property sketches shown in the Residential Sales Search tool. This document also provides an example of how to calculate heated area using the Story Height and Upper Floor (Attic) Finish codes. 


The property records provided represent information as it currently exists in the Wake County Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) system. This data is provided as a service to the citizens of Wake County, and it is subject to change as various public records are submitted, filed, and recorded. This information is presented “as is” and is not intended to replace information that could be obtained directly from any other government department, agency, or office. Wake County makes no representation or warranties, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the data provided herein. Furthermore, this office assumes no liability whatsoever associated with the use or misuse of such data. Residential Sales Search data is provided in accordance with Wake County Disclaimers and Public Records Information.