Read the latest real estate news.
These links should keep you busy for a while.
Look up the local schools before you buy.
This is our favorite site to review the local education system ratings.
Compare your favorite two cities before you move.
Evaluate the profiles of two cities, looking at demographics, finances, economics, and other quality-of-life factors important to you.
Dept of Justice Antitrust Division
This website is the latest effort by the DOJ in their constant battle with the traditional real estate industry’s efforts to stifle competition. The DOJ & the FTC absolutely love companies like us!
Federal Trade Commission
They work with the DOJ to fight anticompetitive actions by the Realtor Associations, real estate boards, and state governments that are bought and paid for by the Realtor lobby.
Homebuyer Education Resources
Commercial Real Estate
Looking for an office, or information about available commercial real estate to buy or lease? This website is used extensively by commercial brokers working with investors, tenants, and landlords.
Fair Isaac Corporation , is a public company that provides analytics and decision making solutions. Developers of the “FICO” score.
FHA Mortgage Info
Federal Housing Association loan company website might have some useful information.
HUD.gov has an extensive website that is an excellent resource for anybody interested in more information about buying or selling homes. Individual real estate websites often give a biased view. HUDs mission is to increase individual home ownership in the United States, and even has programs to help first time homebuyers and low income families buy a home. The site is massive, so it will take some time to get familiar with all the resources it provides.
Current Mortgage Rates
Knowing the current rate is the best way to know if you are getting a great loan.
Other Business & Real Estate Sites
- Realty Times – Gives current real estate market conditions for various areas.
- Read about Flat Fee Listing & FlatFee Brokers – mentioned in Yahoo Finance!