Useful Real Estate Web Sites
Here's a short list of some of the more useful real estate and real estate related sites on the web.
When you click on any of the links below, you'll see the site you chose, along with a form at the bottom of your screen. Use it to get answers for any questions you might have about anything you find.
Remember: It's my job to know more about real estate than any web site!
REAL ESTATE NEWS
Times is the leading online source for real estate news. Also try
TOP NATIONAL REAL ESTATE SITES
Realtor.com is the most well known. Also visit
MSN House & Home,
Yahoo Real Estate. Try SellBuyMove.com.
GOVERNMENT REAL ESTATE RESOURCES
Try the US Census
FedStats.com, or the
Labor Statistics for useful information. The
site is full of resources. Don't forget
Freddie Mac, or
Mae. Get home buying tips from the
Federal Consumer Information Center.
your city in
CitySearch, or in either the
Yahoo local guides.
Information Resources let's you search a fantastic array of public records,
conveniently arranged by state. Find your local
Chamber of Commerce or
OTHER USEFUL SITES
Nolo.com has a comprehensive real estate section.
OurBroker.com is from
the original AOL Real Estate host. Try
About.com has a nice real estate center too. Don't forget NUMBER1EXPERT.com, because NUMBER1EXPERTS Sell More Homes!
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Closing/Escrow/Settlement > Closing Dates
The final closing date is usually an important item in the negotiation of the purchase agreement on a home. This is the day when the buyers get their ownership papers and the sellers get their money. It is important to remember that most standard contracts don't pinpoint a specific date, and closings can be delayed due to factors beyond the buyer's control.
The closing will usually be set as soon as the title search and lender's paper work can be completed, however, anything can upset the closing schedule. Questions can arise about liens that were paid, but not properly recorded. Something in the buyers credit history may have to be cleared up. These situations rarely cause the transaction to fall apart, but they can wreak havoc with your moving schedule. Your Realtor will keep you up to date on the progress of your closing in order to avoid delays and minimize the inconvenience, if one occurs.
In which 'Oil Sheikdom' of the Far East do the wealthy still choose to live in primitive houses on stilts?
Brunei's oil wealth results in no income tax, free education and health services, and cheap housing loans for its average citizen.
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