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, Property searches, community descriptions, mortgage and credit information.

Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty Inc., Mortgage rates, agent home pages, and home searches.

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

Long and Foster Realtors, Links to Long and Foster agents and homes for sale.

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

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

The Prudential, Provides information for buyers/sellers about Realtors, and banking.

New homes

New Home Network,; New Home Search, Builders, floor plans, building product and appliance information.

Mortgage, financial sites

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

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

Quicken, Mortgage calculations and financial information.

Industry associations

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

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

Home Builders Association of Maryland, Provides homeowner referral services, performance guidelines and publications.

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

Government organizations

Fannie Mae, and Provides information for homebuyers about Fannie Mae-owned XTC properties, multifamily financing, and single-family mortgage financing.

Freddie Mac, Information about lenders, communities, new programs available to homebuyers.

Consumer associations

American Homeowners Association, Various homeowner benefits, advice and services.

Consumer Reports, Evaluates home products and provides feature reports on homeowner concerns.

Real Trends, 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, Provides property listings, Realtor information and has more than 17,000 links to real estate-related sites.

United Homeowners Association, 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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