Surf Your Way Through Real Estate

Susan Haigney

Physician's Money Digest, September 2007, Volume 14, Issue 9

Looking to buy a new home or sell your current one? You may want to go online to save yourself a lot of time and money. All of the following services may help you in your real estate research.

If you're looking to buy, log on to www.bankrate.com or www.mortgagecalc.com to determine your price range. Access home listings by visiting www.realtor.com, which has three million listings, or your local agent's Web site. To compare prices, go to www.zillow.com for estimated home valuations. You can check out a specific location with sites like www.trulia.com and www.bestplaces.net. A variety of services are offered at www.homeagain.com, where you can get values, mortgage information, view listings, and compare agents. Want a newly-built house? Check out www.newhomeguide.com. Mortgage rates can be evaluated at www.e-loan.com and www.hsh.com.

Have a house to sell? Visit www.owners.com to list your home or Zillow.com to advertise your home at no cost, get users to offer a "Make Me Move" price that might catch your interest, and add information about your home to give it an owner's value estimate. Cyberhomes.com and Real EstateABC.com also allow owners to add information on renovations that may adjust the value of their home.