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Major Links Directory

Internet Resources

There are no affiliate links in any of these – they are friends!

Search engine: www.Google.com

Second choice: www.Yahoo.com

Third & final: www.vivisimo.com

GENERAL REAL ESTATE

Top Picks

www.realestateabc.com/top100/top100.asp?Cat=1 (top 100 sites) Michael

www.totalrealestatesolutions.com (totally useful all around resource)

www.rebuz.com (a most solid directory of R.E. related information) Tom

www.reals.com (another great starting off point to find what you need) Michael

www.realestate4.com (a monstrous directory to get you going) Michael, again!

www.linkre.com (again, a huge directory to get you moving) Mike you rule

www.dealmakerscafe.com (creative investment education and support) Scott

www.propertysites.com (friends of fizbo’s) Bill

www.relibrary.com (deep resources in real estate) Jon

www.thecreativeinvestor.com (serious subscriber support) Joel

www.urbanbombs.com/links10/themeindex.html (one word “links”) Trent

www.homebuyingrealestate.com (well respected directory)

www.reidepotshop.com (guru central)

www.topusarealestate.com (all around great resource, articles) Lara

www.realestatepromo.com (Super resource to get going) Mike

www.carei.com (lot of respect for Bill Bronchick) Bill

www.mastermindforum.com/resources/re-entrepreneur.htm#discussions (solid directory)

Research sites

www.inman.com (your “must” source for news)

www.inrealty.com (very large information resource)

www.nreionline.com (latest real estate news)

www.meyersgroup.com (economic news)

www.newsmax.com/links.shtml (all the news)

www.fnis.com/Research/index.asp (latest market news)

www.fnismarketintelligence.com/2003/03-21/default.asp (news)

www.naahq.org/resources/econ.aspx (apartment owner’s industry news)

www.reiclub.com/real-estate-business-tools.php (R.E. tools for investors)

www.firstamres.com/news/articles.jsp (analysis)

www.usacitylink.com (relocation guide to cities)

www.findyourspot.com (find your ideal spot)

www.realtytimes.com (market conditions)

www.newspaperlinks.com/home.cfm (electronic newspapers)

www.bestplaces.net/ (city and school facts and more)

www.50states.com (state facts & info)

www.census.gov (statistics of the U.S.)

www.dataquick.com (get your data here)

www.dqnews.com (data quick news and stats)

www.infospace.com (your phone book and more)

www.realtor.com (homes for sale nationwide)

www.homeradar.com (what’s it worth, comparables free)

www.netronline.com/public_records.htm (public records search)

www.realfacts.com/faqlinks.html (find an owner thru research)

www.inft.net/index.html (find owners in trouble)

www.altmandirect.com (launch a direct mail campaign)

www.policyholdersofamerica.org/index2.html (insurance issues)

www.kwsnet.com (scroll to real estate, huge resource)

www.infocredit.com/ (background checks)

www.docusearch.com/free.html (multiple search databases)

www.creditretriever.com (credit reports on tenants)

www.FINDTHESELLER.COM (track them down)

www.skiptracers.com (find the tenant who owes back rent)

www.policeauctions.com (auctions)

www.stealitback.com (go to real estate)

www.financenet.gov/sales.htm (gov’t property sales)

http://www2.fdic.gov/WebCat/sitemap.asp (go deep into gov’t site)

www.nlihc.org/resources/links.htm (national housing links)

www.buyerstrust.com (buyer’s agent directory)

Financial

www.nfns.com (your states mortgage rates & news)

www.myFICO.com (get your credit score)

www.experian.com 888-397-3742

www.tuc.com 800-888-4213

www.equifax.com 800-685-1111

www.bankrate.com (today’s rates and more)

www.bankrate.com/brm/mortgage-calculator.asp (calculator)

www.interest.com (mortgage trends)

www.mbaa.org (solid mortgage news and resources)

www.eloan.com (financial/loans)

www.mortgagequotes.com

www.quickenmortgage.com

www.mortgage-referral.com

www.lendingleaders.com

www.mainstfinancial.net/Loan%20Programs.htm (100%cashout, non-owner occ)

www.interest.com/discussion/ (mortgage discussion)

www.brookviewfinancial.com (rehab lenders)

www.access-100.com (more rehab funding)

www.debtbug.com (stop foreclosure)

www.mtgprofessor.com/calculators.htm (calculator heaven)

www.mortgage-investments.com/Real_estate_and_mortgage_downloads/downloads.htm

www.decisionaide.com (32 different calculators)

www.cybernetmortgage.com (calculators/loans – Texas)

www.mortgage101.com (calculators and more)

www.algebrahelp.com/calculators/index.htm (higher math)

www.homefair.com (calculators & relocation info)

www.lendingleaders.com (finance)

www.homebuyingguide.com/default.asp (4free finance books) PDF

www.homewarrantyexperts.com (find a good warranty co.)

www.orhp.com (home warranties)

www.homeloans.va.gov (military forms resource)

www.alta.org/consumer/hud1.cfm (hud-1 settlement statement)

Inspection/Appraisal

www.inspectamerica.com (free inspection reports)

www.appraisalfoundation.com (click on “.org”)

www.appraisalinstitute.com/default.asp (find your appraiser)

www.naifa.com (find your appraiser)

www.appraisersforum.com/forum/index.php (ask an appraiser)

www.electronicappraiser.com (general valuations)

www.domania.com/sitemap.jsp (valuation tools)

www.camerondirect.com/compsources.shtml (comparable data providers)

www.ashi.com (find a home inspector)

www.homeinspections.com (5000 inspectors)

www.soundhome.com/topics/topic_inspect.shtml#hunt (tips)

www.independentinspectors.org (5000 inspectors)

www.nachi.org/bbsystem/index.php (ask a home inspector)

www.inspectorsjournal.com (ask a home inspector)

Contracts/Forms Suppliers

www.audrie.com

www.audrie.com/creating_advertiseing_flyers.htm (make a flyer)

www.totalrealestatesolutions.com/realestateforms/index.cfm (you’ll love it)

www.buyincomeproperties.com/FreeRealEstateForms.htm#contracts (more love)

www.fidtitle.addr.com/forms.htm (forms in pdf)

www.uslegalforms.com (pay for the form you need)

www.kaktus.com (more forms)

www.urgentbusinessforms.com (ditto)

www.standardlegal.net (ditto)

www.isoldmyhouse.com/forms.html (free contracts – excellent!)

www.prepaidlegal.com/newCorp/lrc.html (free contracts – all 50 states)

www.dora.state.co.us/real-estate/contracts/contrcts.htm (free – Colorado contracts)

www.kcig.org/custom/index.cfm?id=19423 (more free forms)

www.lawfirmsoftware.com/free/forms/real_estate (creative forms)

www.eHow.com (then follow “finance” to real estate)

www.mortgage-investments.com/Real_estate_and_mortgage_Forms/form_fr.htm (free)

www.findlaw.com (find an attoney)

www.alllaw.com/forms/real_estate (sample forms/ lawyer search)

www.attorneyfinder.com/index.html (find an attorney)

www.attorneylocate.com/index.html (find an attorney)

www.legalscholar.com/links/realestateassociations.html (every lawyer on the planet)

www.turnpike.net/lawnet (questions answered free)

www.legalscholar.com/links/realestateassociations.html (law resource)

www.homefindersbulletin.com/docs/checklist.pdf (free tenant move-in checklist)

www.thelpa.com/lpa/free-forms.html?id=nyy2upaZ (free landlord forms)

www.banditsigns.com (bandit signs galore)

www.witnessdesigns.com (wide variety of signage)

www.webuyhousessigns.com (supplier of signs)

www.infotube.net (advertising signage supplier)

www.landlordlocks.com (one key for all the rentals)

Forums & Networking

www.magicbullets.com/forum/ (my attempt to bring us all together) Dan

www.creonline.com (creative investment) JP

www.MRLANDLORD.com (property management) Jeffrey

www.thelpa.com/lpa/index.html (landlord protection) John

www.screeningservices.com/forms/grab-bag.shtml (free landlord forms)

www.lease2purchase.com (networking)

www.propertyinvesting.com/forum (positive cash flow)

www.camerondirect.com (clubs) Cameron

www.neodemesne.com (friend to all, R.E. investor resources) Bruce

www.naked-investor.com (lease-option forum)

www.creative-financing-solutions.com/hips.html (20 repair forums)

www.creative-financing-solutions.com/realestate.html (43 finance forums)

www.realestatelink.net/clubs.html (clubs & associations)

www.realestatepromo.com/InvestmentClubs/index.html (more clubs)

www.apartmentassociation.com (apartment owners’ associations)

www.creonline.com/clubs.htm (real estate clubs nationwide) JP

www.reiplace.com/clubs.php (clubs)

www.reiclub.com (more clubs) Tim

www.bhg.com (ladies discussion, scroll to bottom) Laura

www.property.com/news.html (newsgroups & lists)

www.realestateinvesting.com/investors-associations/search.asp

www.realestatetalks.com/index.php (real estate forum)

www.newyork.craigslist.org/about/cities.html (discuss & more) Craig

www.gladwell.com/tp_excerpt2.html (networking triggers) Malcolm

www.lease2purchase.com/php/letsnetwork/letsnetwork.php (do it) Jeff

www.realestatediscuss.com (forums galore) Michael

www.landtrust.net/cgi/yabb/YaBB.pl (land trust and creative r.e forum) Bill

More bulletin boards of interest (forums)

www.ownerwillcarry.com (owner financed homes for sale) Greg

www.neodemesne.com/forum/index.php (r.e.investing resources) Bruce

http://forums.mjmls.com/ (wide variety of useful articles) Michael

www.dealmakerscafe.com/forum/index.php?s=00fcd8ff1923e3457f2b6b1dfcf0986e& (solid community of investors at the dealmakers above)

www.mrlandlord.com (the best land lord site on the planet) Jeffrey

www.thelpa.com/lpa/forum.html (the next best landlord site on the planet) John

www.mastermindforum.com/phorum/list.php?f=14 (jerry knows the mobile home game)

www.reotalk.com/ (foreclosure experts) (Steve)

www.reiplace.com/newsgroup/list.php?f=1&a=2&t=37654 (Steve)

www.thecreativeinvestor.com/Forum-index.html (serious r.e.investment community)

www.realestatepromo.com/discussion (widely read bulletin board)

www.onlinerealtysales.com/p/forums (free listings, bulletin board and more)

www.creonline.com/wwwboard/index.html (the granddaddy of creative finance) JP

www.aireo.com/bbs/index.shtml (excellent texas based site) Bill

www.propertysites.com/forums (well covered topics list here)

www.naked-investor.com/forums/index.php?act=idx (lease purchase and more) Michael

www.moneycentral.msn.com/community/message/board.asp?board=YourMoney Liz

www.lease2purchase.com/wwwboard/list.php?f=1&t=14524&a=2 (lease purchase) Jeff

www.reiclub.com/forums/index.php (quick offers and tons of resources) Tim

www.realestatediscuss.com (good forum a little agent biased) Michael

www.everythingre.com/phpBB2/index.php Robs place

www.realestateinvesting.com/cgi-bin/general/index.html (quality discussions)

www.groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&group=misc.invest.real-estate

State specific (forums)

www.azpig.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=news Arizona

www.azcentral.com/phorum/list.php?f=61 Arizona again!

www.sdcia.com/msgboard.mv California

www.nc-treia.org N. Carolina

www.charlestonrealestateguide.com/forum/index.php S. Carolina

www.carei.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi Colorado

www.dccmreig.com D.C. Maryland

www.gareia.org/mboard/default.asp Georgia

www.indypropertyinvestors.com/forum Indiana

www.investorwealth.com/cgi-bin/forums/YaBB.pl?board=questions Indianapolis

www.qcrpa.org/wwwboard Iowa

www.kreia.com Kentucky

www.ma4salebyowner.com/pages/index1.html Massachusetts

www.okcreia.com Oklahoma

www.tulsareia.net (Tulsa)

www.forums.nwreii.org/forums_index.asp Oregon

www.phoenixrealestateclub.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Forum&file=viewforum&forum=9&4 Phoenix Arizona

www.reiplace.com/newsgroup/list.php?f=1&a=2&t=37654 Texas

www.dfwrein.com/megabbs/category-view.asp Dallas Texas

http://cpanel.richclub.org/invision//index.php?s=181f1ddac1a4f2709a8fb32db5dfa0a3& Houston above.

www.slreia.com Utah (group)

www.uslandco.com/forum U.S. Land

www.reidepot.com/links/forums.html Directory of forums

www.creative-financing-solutions.com/realestate.html 43 forums

www.bravenet.com/search/forum.php 100’s of forums

Don’t laugh serious sites below (forums)

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/ everything garden and more

http://boards.hgtv.com/6/ubb.x home and garden t.v

www.bhg.com/bhg/dgroups/viewForum.jhtml?forum=31 better homes and gardens

www.ivillage.com/money/boards choose your board at ivillage

http://forum.doityourself.com/ do it all yourself

www.remodelnet.com/msg_board/index.php?sid=e2238d12a78f081fee92908c8ecbc472

www.dannylipford.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=gen_discussion remodel discuss

www.ehow.com/home/home.jsp its how things are done

www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/ ask Deano

www.azlist.about.com/a.htm (every forum under the sun)

Technical & Marketing (forums)

www.warriorforum.com/forum/default.asp (one of the coolest sites I’ve seen)

www.realestatewebmasters.com (tech-guru’s of real estate website design)

www.webmaster-forums.net (webmasters found here too!)

www.webproworld.com/viewforum.php?f=3&sid=fe62f61c80f7c783ad9ba541d25aee76

www.selfstartersweeklytips.com/forum/index.php?sid=5ee41bc141ec40ca87bc47900f2cc11e

www.InvestorPro.com (build a site overnight) Lynn

Money

www.wsj.com (wall street journal on-line)
www.ft.com (financial times, world news)
www.fortune.com (spots trends, events and opportunity)
www.forbes.com (your eye on business)
www.fastcompany.com (information on the razors edge)

Commercial Investment Club

www.crenews.com/crnews (top stories)

www.globest.com (latest commercial news)

www.loopnet.com (commercial properties for sale)

www.vandema.com/Frames/FrameJournals.htm (directory of resources)

www.icsc.org (browse navigation bar)

www.naeba.org (exclusive buyer’s agents)

www.pikenet.com (ask Pete, he knows everything!)

1031 exchanges

www.irs1031exchanges.com/manual/book.shtml (read about exchanging)

www.ree.com (1031 exchanges facilitators)

www.ipx1031.com

www.exchangers.com
www.1031ri.com
www.1031pros.com
www.starker.com
www.1031it.com
www.ixg1031.com/updates/tic.html

Home Improvement

www.hometime.com (plan your work)

www.diyonline.com (remodel it)

www.doityourself.com (super site)

www.build.com (home plans)

www.smartdraw.com/resources/centers/floorplans (draw your plans)

www.nahb.org (find a builder under resources)

www.decoratorsecrets.com (finishing touches)

www.plbg.com (plumbing repair forum)

www.paintcenter.org/pexpertqa1.cfm (the world of paint)

www.carpetguru.com/site.htm (be smart about carpet)

www.hardwoodinstaller.com/hardwoodinstaller (wood floor Q’s)

www.forums.gardenweb.com/forums/#title (the garden)

Reverse Directory

www.anywho.com (reverse lookup)

www.infospace.com (multiple directory)

www.switchboard.com (find numbers)

www.people.yahoo.com (general addresses)

www.reporter.org/desktop (multiple search options)

www.theultimates.com (latest multiple source) favorite!

www.searchbug.com (find people, places & things)

www.whowhere.lycos.com (last chance)

www.donotcall.gov (no more real estate agent calls)

Street-finders/ Maps

www.randmcnally.com (maps)

www.mapsonus.com

www.mapquest.com

www.globexplorer.com

www.terrafly.com (aerial photography & demographics)

www.epa.gov/enviro/html/em/index.html (E.P.A maps)

gazetteer.hometownlocator.com (data, data, data)

www.fodors.com (travel)

www.moversguide.usps.com (helps you relocate smoothly)

FSBO SITES

www.directoryrealestate.com (directory of places to go)

www.topfsbo.com (top 100 fsbo sites)

www.linkre.com/index.php?t=sub_pages&cat=6462 (81 fsbo sites)

www.mlshub.com/ (national fsbo homes for sale)

www.floridaforsalebyowner.com (florida)

List Your Home for Free or low cost

www.magicbullets.com (total support/free) Dan

www.homeportfoliojunction.com (free) Sue

www.allthelistings.com (free – also forms under resources) Wally

www.fsbobasics.com (free) Connie

www.ired.com (free ads & articles) Becky

www.realestatelistingfree.com (free) Don

www.ushx.com (free) Bill

www.homesalewizard.com (free) Levin

www.homewelcome.com (free) Jeff

www.virtualfsbo.com (free)

www.us-real-estate.net (free) Michael

www.onlinerealtysales.com (free) Richard

www.freehomelistings.com (free)

www.gonehome.com/advertise.jsp (free)

www.aireo.com/propertylistings/index.shtml (free) William

www.realestatelistingfree.com (free)

www.fsbo-home.com (free and guide) John

www.10realty.com (free and guide) Gina

www.nuwaymls.com (free or paid MLS) Randy

www.FSBOFreedom.com (30 days free) Jerry

www.mlshub.com (free) Jerry

www.soldbyowner.com (free)

www.fsbozone.com ($199.00)

www.fsbosystems.com (free or broker $995 flat) Don

www.isoldmyhouse.com (free contracts, lender owned) good

www.homediscovere.com/hddev/index.aspx (alternative, lender owned)

www.oneweb.com/reo/fsbo1.html (low fee)

www.homesbyowner.com (low fee) Wayne

www.sellitbyowner.com (low fee) David

www.fsboadvertisingservice.com (low fee) Randy

www.sellyourhomeyourself.com (low fee) Alana

www.sellmyhome.com (low fee)

www.fsbo.com (low fee)

www.fisbos.com (low fee) George

www.by-owner-ol.com (low fee) Laine

www.privatehomes4sale.com (low fee) Michelle

www.forsalebyowner.com (low fee) Damon

www.fsbonetwork.com (low fee)

www.usa4salebyowner.com (low fee)

www.owners.com (low fee, largest inventory) Steve

www.usa.homesalez.com (low fee) Shawn

www.buyow

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