Searching home pages

July 12, 1998

Here is a partial list of local and national real estate Web sites by organization, Web address and comment.

Real estate brokers

Century 21, www.century21.com: Property searches, community descriptions, mortgage and credit information.

Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty Inc., www.grempler.com: Mortgage rates, agent home pages, and home searches.

Homebuyer, www.homebuyer.com: Offers information on residential and commercial properties as well as loan, title, mortgage, home inspection and insurance information.

Long and Foster Realtors, www.longandfoster.com: Links to Long and Foster agents and homes for sale.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn-ERA, www.opf.com: Links to OPF agents and homes for sale.

Re/Max, www.remax.com: Provides information about agents' offices, mortgage financing and enables home searches.

The Prudential, www.prudential.com: Provides information for buyers/sellers about Realtors, and banking.

New homes

New Home Network, www.newhomenetwork.com; New Home Search, newhomesearch.com: Builders, floor plans, building product and appliance information.

Mortgage, financial sites

Mortgage Bankers Association of America, www.mbaa.org: Provides news on recent mortgage information, commercial finance, and updates changes in Washington affecting the housing industry.

HSH Associates, financial publishers, www.hsh.com: HSH Associates publishes mortgages and consumer loan information and reports on terms offered by lenders across the country.

Quicken, www.quicken.com: Mortgage calculations and financial information.

Industry associations

National Association of Home Builders, www.nab.com: State and local builders associations, catalog of building products and services, and daily news reports on the housing industry.

National Association of Realtors, www.realtor.com: Helps consumers locate Realtors and properties in their area, provides real estate news, and names of real estate associations.

Home Builders Association of Maryland, www.homebuilders.org: Provides homeowner referral services, performance guidelines and publications.

The Landscape Contractors Association of Maryland, D.C. and Virginia, www.lcamddcva.org: Provides a data base of landscape professionals and is searchable by both types of work and specific geographical areas.

Government organizations

Fannie Mae, www.fanniemae.com and www.homepath.com: Provides information for homebuyers about Fannie Mae-owned XTC properties, multifamily financing, and single-family mortgage financing.

Freddie Mac, www.freddiemac.com: Information about lenders, communities, new programs available to homebuyers.

Consumer associations

American Homeowners Association, www.ahahome.com: Various homeowner benefits, advice and services.

Consumer Reports, www.consumerreports.org: Evaluates home products and provides feature reports on homeowner concerns.

Real Trends, www.realtrends.com: Evaluates real estate companies, provides industry news, and supplies research and information-based services to the residential real estate industry.

The International Real Estate Digest, www.ired.com: Provides property listings, Realtor information and has more than 17,000 links to real estate-related sites.

United Homeowners Association, www.uha.org: Allows users to ask questions, gives information on what to look for when hiring contractors and building a home.

Pub Date: 7/12/98

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