Airbnb - Find hosts with extra rooms, entire homes, and unique accommodations like castles and igloos.
Alpine Ski Property - Specializing the sale of high quality ski chalets and apartments in the Austrian Alps.
America's Most Livable Communities - This website is an initiative of Partners for Livable Communities, a DC-based non-profit. Partners has honored 32 communities with the designation of the title, America's Most Livable. This site allows you to explore first-hand why each city was chosen, and perhaps learn how you can have similar success in your own community.
Apartment List - Map-based interface allows you to search by location, city, and neighborhood-as specifically as you like. Use price filters to search luxury apartments or inexpensive apartments in your area.
Auction.com - A leading U.S. online real estate marketplace, having sold more than $30+ billion in residential and commercial assets. Attracting buyers from more than 100 countries worldwide, the company serves a wide variety of real estate customers - from major financial institutions and institutional investors to individual consumers and real estate professionals.
AvalonBay Communities - An equity REIT developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing apartment homes in U.S. markets.
BestPlaces - City comparisons: statistics for crime, climate, cost of living, and schools and more are available for many cities.
Buying a Home - Information and resources for first-time homebuyers. Provided by HUD.
California Office of Real Estate Appraisers (OREA) - charged with developing and implementing a real estate appraiser licensing and certification program that complied with the federal mandate. OREA's Licensing Division sets the minimum requirements for education and experience, according to criteria set by the federal government and California law, to ensure that only qualified persons are licensed to conduct appraisals in federally related real estate transactions. OREA is also responsible for the accreditation of educational courses and providers for real estate appraisers in California.
Casden Real Forecast Reports - Provides detailed information on real estate vacancy rates and lease rates for Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire, as well as individual submarkets. The Office and Industrial Forecast report is released in December of each year. The Multifamily Forecast Report appears annually in April.
Center for Housing Policy - Works to broaden understanding of the nation's housing challenges and to examine the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs. Also see Paycheck to Paycheck, where the Center for Housing Policy presents wage information for more than 60 occupations and home prices and rents for more than 200 metropolitan areas.
City-Data - Profiles of U.S. cities, including tens of thousands of city photos not found anywhere else, hundreds of thousands of maps, satellite photos, stats about residents (race, income, ancestries, education, employment), geographical data, state profiles, crime data, housing, businesses, birthplaces of famous people, political contributions, city government employment, weather, hospitals, schools, libraries, houses, airports, radio and TV stations, zip codes, area codes, user-submitted facts, similar cities list, comparisons to averages.
CommercialSource - Official site of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The Association works for America's property owners by providing professional development, research, and the exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own, use and transfer real property.
CourthouseDirect - Provides immediate delivery of document images and copies of real property and official records for 105 counties nationwide.
craigslist - Provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.
Curbed - This blog attempts to deflate real-estate hype. Updated roughly a half dozen times a day, the site, run by former magazine editor Lockhart Steele, takes on overpriced condo listings, pokes fun at the language brokers use to pump up properties, and links to the relevant news from mainstream press and other blogs. A running feature called PriceChopper highlights grossly overpriced apartments and takes credit when the asking price drops. Another fixture called BubbleWatch links to optimistic market forecasts. Curbed's major drawback is its New York-centric coverage and its obsession with celebrity and luxury properties. Recent posts on projects in Los Angeles and Boston, however, indicate the site's willingness to acknowledge there is a real estate world outside the Big Apple.
Emporis - The world's largest free-to-use website about buildings. Professionals and people with an interest in structures can find buildings, developments, and photos in thousands of cities worldwide.
Escape Artist - Living overseas, international real estate, overseas jobs.
Fair Housing and Social Work Resources - These website resources offer several perspectives on the housing issue. Some are more oriented towards families who need help getting housed, and others cater to social workers, lawyers and activists who want to get to the root of the fair housing problem and change the system for the better.
Fannie Mae - Federally chartered private corporation providing financial products and services for low, moderate- and middle-income families to assist them in buying homes.
FastFacility - Building and site search tool for corporate real estate. The site helps users find reliable information on available buildings and sites around the globe.
First American Corporation - A leading provider of business information and related products and services: title information and services, which provides insured information about real property along with technical and software solutions for the real estate industry; real estate information and services, which provides a full menu of products and services that mortgage lenders need to originate, close and service loans; and consumer information and services, which offers a broad range of credit reporting, insurance services and other informational products that operate independent of interest rate and real estate cycles.
French Property News - World's leading English language publication for French property. Buy and sell property in France.
Freddie Mac - A stockholder-owned corporation chartered by Congress to create a continuous flow of funds to mortgage lenders.
Global Education Locator - Conduct a quick national search and locate information within the four areas: postsecondary institutions, public schools or districts, public libraries, or private schools in the U.S. Or visit the different sites for more comprehensive searches.
Homes - Find homes and apartments, agent and brokers, home services.
Homes and Vines - Specialize in various types of sales ranging from residential properties, country properties, recreational parcels, small acreage, ranches, vineyards, wineries, investment properties, apartments, and unimproved parcels of all sizes in California's Sierra Foothills.
HomeSeekers - A comprehensive up-to-date national database of commercial and residential real estate listings and complimentary services.
HomeSnap - iPhone app. HomeSnap's unique technology was built to do one thing: instantly tell you all about any home you snap. What is it worth? When did it last sell? For how much? Beds? Baths? Lot size? Which school would my child attend? HomeSnap answers all these questions with a single tap for over 90 million homes.
Homestore - Homestore.com's family of sites is the leading destination for home and real estate-related information on the Internet:
CommercialSource - The official commercial real estate site of the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
HomeBuilder - A leading provider of information on newly built homes, with listings for over 125,000 new home and planned developments throughout the U.S.
HomeFair - Comprehensive content and services for people moving to a new home or relocating to another community. Real estate, mortgage loans, new homes, relocation, moving, van line, apartments, cost of living, crime comparisons, school reports, financial tools and calculators.
REALTOR - The most visited real estate site on the Internet, with approximately 1.3 million home listings from over 600 regions in the U.S. and Canada.
SpringStreet - Listings for over 6 million apartment units in 6,000 cities nationwide.
HomeSurfer - Guide to buying and selling residential owner-occupied real estate. Includes a real estate agent directory, real estate encyclopedia, real estate market reports, school reports, and crime reports. Also provides Real Estate Definitions common terms search.
HomeSuite - Provides thousands of short term and corporate rentals for you to choose from in major cities across the United States.
Hotpads - An easy-to-use online and mobile marketplace for renters looking for a house or apartment in urban areas.
House Hunters International - HGTV globe trots from Sao Paolo to Prague. Home hunters and their real estate agents check out all sorts of architectural styles and work through the idiosyncrasies of buying real estate in other countries.
Is It Better to Buy or Rent? - Whether renting is better than buying depends on many factors, particularly how fast prices and rents rise and how long you stay in your home. Compare the costs of buying and renting a home using the calculator on this page.
LandWatch - Find investment or recreation property, land for sale, hunting land, farms for sale, timberland, land homesites, land for development, cabins, log homes, second home.
Live/Work Institute - A non-profit entity that advocates, encourages and assists the development of Live/Work and Zero Commute Housing. On this website you can find information about the basics behind live/work architecture, examples of built and planned live/work projects, ideas about live/work and community, information about live/work planning and building codes, and news on the latest issues involving live/work.
LoopNet - A leading commercial real estate marketplace, offering a selection of online products and services designed to streamline commercial real estate transactions.
LuxuryRealEstate - A global network of over 1,500 luxury real estate brokerages. Also, provides a reference for luxury real estate agents worldwide in a hardbound, annually published directory.
Master of Real Estate Degree - This degree combines studying the economy, property value, location, finance, some architecture and urban planning to give real estate agents a more complete understanding of their craft and product, and help them make more money in the real estate market.
National Real Estate Investor (NREI) - In-depth coverage of the financing, investment, management, development and leasing of commercial real estate. NREI delivers news and trends covering the six major property types - hotel, industrial, multifamily, office, retail and seniors housing.
Neighborhoods - Get neighborhood profiles, cost of living info, school statistics and more. Provided by Yahoo!.
NeighborWorks - Financial support, technical assistance, training for community-based housing programs.
NETRonline Real Estate and Public Records Research - An information portal to official state websites, and those Tax Assessors' and Recorders' offices that have developed websites for the retrieval of available public records over the internet. Public records information that you may find includes copies of deeds, parcel maps, GIS maps, tax data, ownership information and indexes.
New York City Loft Board - The Board is charged with responsibilities that include: determination of Loft Law coverage issues, rent disputes, legalization deadline extension applications, and other controversies presented by landlords and tenants; enforcement of residential legalization deadlines set forth in the Loft Law; and enforcement of minimum housing maintenance standards for buildings under the Board's jurisdiction.
NYC Building Information System (BIS) - NYC Department of Buildings' database of licensee information, complaints, Department of Buildings (DOB) and Environmental Control Board (ECB) violations, boilers and property profile and construction application information.
Paycheck to Paycheck - Wage information for more than 60 occupations and home prices and rents for more than 200 metropolitan areas. Utilizes consistent measures of wages and housing costs so you can see how workers in your metropolitan area are faring in the housing market; view the big picture for housing affordability for working families in various occupations across the country; and use these analyses as a template to examine wages and housing costs in neighborhoods in your community.
PikeNet - Over 3,000 commercial real estate links to resources and service providers worldwide.
Property World Middle East - The focus of this forum is real estate for sale and onward rental including multi-country purchasing guidance, related service and special interest editorial. It is aimed at both expatriates and nationals who live and work in the Middle East Region as well as overseas residents interested in the Middle East property market.
PropertyShark - Detailed commercial and residential property and ownership information across the U.S.
Ranch and Vine - Property for sale in California: Placerville, Shingle Springs, Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, El Dorado County. Specializing in equestrian communities, lake and river properties, ranch land, country estates.
Real Facts - Data and analysis for apartment professionals.
RealHome - A free membership web service that provides homeowners and first-time homebuyers with convenient, one-stop shopping for a wealth of unbiased information, trustworthy services and solutions, spanning every aspect of home buying and home ownership.
Realtor's Land Institute (RLI) - Presents properties marketed by RLI members throughout North America who specialize in brokering, leasing, managing and developing land in all its agricultural, urban, recreational and transitional uses.
Realty Times - Real estate news and advice: agents, homes, apartments, mortgages and mortgage rates, insurance, home improvement, real etate guide.
RealtyTrac - A leading online marketplace of foreclosure properties, with more than 1.5 million default, auction and bank-owned listings from over 2,200 U.S. counties, along with detailed property, loan and home sales data.
Redfin - Find real estate, homes for sale, and agents.
Growing Risk in REITs - Article by Jeffrey R. Kosnett, Senior Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance (05 Mar 2010)
Related - Premier multi-family and mixed-use developments.
Rental Housing Online (RHOL) - Encyclopedic information and services for landlords, tenants, property managers, real estate investors and housing professionals.
Rentals - Property management and communications service for the rental housing industry. Find apartments for rent and other property listings online.
Rightmove - Not estate agents, but aims to be the place for UK home movers to find details of all properties available to buy or rent. Additionally, RightmoveOverseas site provides thousands of quality properties for sale overseas.
Sawbuck - The site for serious homebuyers. See every home for sale with our award-winning MLS-powered search. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Sawbuck's network of real estate agent partners currently serve the Baltimore, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego and Washington DC metro area real estate markets.
Seaglass Properties - Source for U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico properties.
SeniorAdvisor - Features trusted reviews and advice on local senior living communities, providing the information you need to make an informed decision.
StreetEasy - Free map and photo search of condos, co-ops, luxury lofts and single family homes in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and The Hamptons.
TEN Real Estate - Property resource for Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Contains a searchable list of properties in the UAE, along with information on real estate developers and their developments.
Tenants Together - A nonprofit organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants to safe, decent and affordable housing.
Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) - Transforms renters into homeowners who collectively own and democratically govern housing co-operatives that will remain affordable, in perpetuity, to people of modest means.
World Property Channel (WPC) - A digital news network and property information marketplace that consolidates, organizes, publishes and distributes real estate information (news, listings & data) on a global scale to help active residential, commercial and vacation property buyers, investors and tenants worldwide make more informed purchase, investment or rental decisions.
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