Whether you’re buying, selling, or just want to know what’s going on, it’s easier than ever to follow real estate online.
Zillow provides a property value estimate based on neighboring comparables and their sale prices. It was started in 2005 by the people who started Expedia.com because they were frustrated that these tools were only available to real estate agents.
Real Estate Listings
Long and Foster has been one of the most popular sites to search MLS listed properties.
Before buying a house, you need to know your credit score. You should also check it occasionally just to be sure that there are no errors. It is not uncommon to find that someone has impersonated you or that the credit agency just got something wrong.
AnnualCreditReport.com allows you to request your credit report for free once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Bankrate.com provides a good starting point for finding mortgage rates.
If you understand the comparables and have done the search yourself, you should consider a low-cost realtor.
Real Estate News
The Washington Post – Real Estate section provides real estate news and stories in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland.