124 Useful Real Estate Links

After taking a real estate course my book had these little side paragraphs of information with links to these websites. Before I finished the course and returned the book to Amazon, I decided to compile a list of all the websites as I thought they may prove helpful later on. Below is that list of all these websites to aid you in your real estate education!

 

 

  • Realtor.org
    • National Association of Realtors
  • Census.gov
    • United States Census Bureau
  • Nahb.org
    • National association of home builders, extensive info on housing industry
  • Nrcs.usda.gov
    • USDA resources include comprehensive information on trends for land use and development
  • Federalreserve.gov
    • United States Federal Reserve
  • Bea.gov
    • United States Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Bloomberg.comuli.org
    • Urban land institute for those engaged in development and land use planning
  • Marshallswift.com
    • Private firm that tracks construction costs
  • Prea.org
    • Pension real estate association
  • Costar.com, loopnet.com
    • Private firms with info on large number of commercial properties for sale
  • Rentlaw.com
    • Landlord-tenant law with state links
  • Nature.org/about-us/private-lands-conservation/conservation-easements
    • Conservation easements as described by the nature conservancy
  • Traditionsoftware.com
    • Info on mechanics liens for all 50 states, with current developments
  • Edwards-lawfirm.com/condo.htm
    • Private law site repeats useful advice from the Florida bar association for condo buyers
  • Aals.org/profdev/family/hess.html
    • Lecture from the American association of law schools giving complete info about elective share and other spousal survival claims
  • Uniformlaws.org/acts.aspx
    • Source of the uniform probate code and other model laws
  • Alta.org
    • American land title association is the umbrella organization of the title insurance industry
  • Smartcommunities.ncat.org
    • Covers urban sprawl and related issues
  • Planning.org
    • Website of the leading organization of urban planners
  • Smartgrowth.org
    • Site hosted by a coalition of government and nonprofit organizations regarding “smart growth” and new urbanism
  • New.usgbc.org
    • The US green building council is the umbrella organization for creating and promulgating “green” building standards.
  • Newurbanism.org
    • Site that explains and advocates new urbanist planning.
  • Municode.com
    • Most zoning ordinances are online.
  • Impactfees.com
    • Reports surveys on impact fee usage
  • Epa.gov/epahome/state.html
    • An overview of all major us environmental laws
  • Law.cornell.edu/wex/land_use
    • Website for land use law.
  • Construction.com/mold/
    • Provides current events concerning mold affecting buildings
  • Statetaxcentral.com
    • Coverage and links to tax programs of all states
  • Uli.org
    • Single richest source of written material and other resources on real estate design and development
  • Grubb-ellis.com
    • See research – quarterly trend reports for nonresidential cycles
  • Cbre.com/research
    • Cb Richard Ellis office and industrial market vacancy reports
  • Cushmanwake.com
    • Cushman wakefield office and industrial market reports, under knowledge center
  • Stdb-seesamples.com
    • Site to Do Business is an extensive, increasingly recognized real estate industry application of GIS services.
  • Claritas.com/mybestsegments/default.jsp
    • PRIZM system
  • Hlr.coldwellbanker.com
    • Compare prices of similar homes in over 2300 cities across N. America using home price comparison index.
  • Appraisalinstitute.org
    • Appraisal institute is the primary industry professional organization for real estate appraisers in the US
  • Rics.org
    • Royal institute of chartered surveyors is the largest professional association of appraisers outside the US
  • Iaao.org
    • International association of assessment officers
  • Appraisalfoundation.org
    • Contains links to USPAP information
  • Appraisalbuzz.com, appraisalnewsonline.typepad.com
    • Informative news and information sites for the appraisal industry
  • Reis.com, reanalytics.com, costar.com
    • Subscription-based services that provide comparable sales info for commercial properties
  • Commercialpropertydirectory.com
    • Provides members of the CCIM institute with aerials, demographic data, consumer expenditure reports, and more.
  • Homes.yahoo.com
    • Provides sale price information for specific properties as well as aggregate data for the industry
  • Fhfa.gov
    • Federal housing finance agency produces house prices indices for all 50 states and all metropolitan areas based on repeated sales
  • Rsmeans.com
    • Provider of cost estimation services
  • Boma.org
    • Association of building owners and managers website provides detailed operating expense information for numerous property types and us cities
  • Irem.org
    • Institute of real estate management provides detailed historical operating expense information for multiple property types and metro areas.
  • Icsc.org
    • International council of shopping centers
  • Uli.org
    • Urban land institute
  • Cbre-ea.com
    • Cbre econometric advisors provide analytical tools and advisory services
  • Colliers.com
    • Brokerage firm that provides data on real estate trends
  • Nreionline.com
    • Online version of national real estate investor
  • Foreclosures.com
    • State foreclosure laws
  • Consumerfinance.gov
    • Website of the consumer financial protection bureau
  • Ffiec.gov/hmda/default.htm
    • Official source of information on home mortgage disclosure act
  • Ffiec.gov/cra/default.htm
    • Official source of information community reinvestment act
  • Mgic.com
    • Website of the original mortgage insurance company. Contains extensive info on programs and pricing
  • Mtgprofessor.com
    • Rich source of housing finance tools and wisdom. Mortgage analysis calculators
  • Benefits.va.gov/homeloans
    • Main website for the VA home loan program
  • Reversemortgage.org
    • National reverse mortgage lenders association, a primary reverse mortgage trade organization
  • Aarp.org
  • Mortgagebankers.org
    • Mortgage bankers association of America, reference point for entire mortgage banking industry
  • Namb.org
    • Website of NAMB the association of mortgage professional, main industry organization of mortgage brokers
  • Ginniemae.gov
    • Information for home buyers, issuers, and investors
  • Fanniemae.com
  • Freddiemac.com
  • Loanprospector.com
    • Website for Freddie’s loan prospector automated underwriting
  • arello.com
  • sior.com
    • Home page of leading professional organization for commercial property brokers and other professionals
  • cre.org
    • Related sites – provides links to useful organizations
  • homeloanlearningcenter.com
    • Mortgage bankers – sponsored site for homeowners
  • mortgage-investments.com
    • Mortgage information and forms, financial calculators, and spreadsheets
  • mortgagecalculator.org
    • Provides loan payment calculation, amortization graphs and tables, etc.
  • nationalmortgagenews.com
    • Mortgage news and data, industry reports, and mortgage blogs
  • mbaa.org
    • Mortgage bankers association
  • defeasewithease.com
    • Website of commercial defeasance, llc. provides online calculator to estimate total cost to defease a loan, including the cost to purchase treasury securities.
  • Cmalert.com
    • Commercial mortgage alert site delivers news, analysis, and statistics on all aspects of the commercial real estate finance business
  • Property.com
    • Established portal to news and info on the commercial mortgage market
  • Globest.com
    • Commercial real estate news and information
  • Realwebfunds.com
    • Link to a national commercial mortgage loan broker
  • Looplender.com
    • Provides info on current rates and permits on online mortgage search
  • Rcanalytics.com
    • Real capital analytics produces monthly reports on trading volume, pricing, and the active buyers and sellers in private commercial real estate markets
  • Ncreif.org
    • National council of real estate investment fiduciaries. Industry leader in resolution of technical industry issues and producer of property performance indices
  • Irei.com
    • Institutional real estate inc, news and info on activities of institutional real estate investors
  • Rastanger.com
    • Investment banking firm in real estate industry, newsletter focuses on the syndication business
  • Preqin.com
    • Provides comprehensive data and research on real estate private equity funds
  • Nareit.com
    • National association of real estate investment trusts
  • Avalonbay.com
    • Equity REIT that owns apartment communities across the US
  • Annaly.com
    • A mortgage REIT that specializes in investments in mortgage-backed securities
  • Trepp.com
    • Leading provider of information and analytics for the CMBS and commercial mortgage market
  • Cmba.org
    • Commercial mortgage securities association
  • Crewnetwork.org
    • Association of commercial real estate women for women in commercial real estate
  • Wellsref.com
    • Wells real estate fund is a national investment firm that purchases existing Class A office and industrial properties
  • Nmhc.org
    • National multi-housing council
  • Netronline.com
    • Public records and research information portal for us public records, parcel maps, deed and mortgage copies, and tax records nationwide
  • Real-estate-online.com
    • Useful articles on real estate investing
  • Mrofficespace.com
    • Search for office space for free in 11 major commercial real estate markets
  • Inman.com
    • Offers national real estate news
  • Argussoftware.com
    • Analytical Software for Investors
  • Ncreif.org
    • National council of real estate investment fiduciaries
  • Taxsites.com
    • Tax and accounting website directory provides great links to real estate tax sources
  • Nps.gov
    • National park service
  • Danter.com/taxcredit
    • Collection of resources prepared by the Danter company for those in the LIHTC program
  • Hud.gov
    • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • 1031cpas.com
    • Site provides free exchange manual with detailed information on 1031 exchanges
  • Apiexchange.com
    • Tax-deferred exchange information
  • Reiclub.com
    • Articles and discussion forums on real estate investment and management
  • Narpm.org
    • National association of residential property managers
  • Ifma.org
    • International facilities management association
  • Realcomm.com
    • Free newsletter that addresses technology issues impacting property and asset management
  • Corenetglobal.org
    • World’s largest association for corporate real estate professionals
  • Calkain.com
    • Site of leading net lease property firm contains useful information on net lease properties and investing
  • Centerforcommericalrealestate.com
    • Overview of leasing process and tips for tenants on lease negotiation
  • Cityfeet.com/tools/leasingguide/index.asp
    • Excellent guide to commercial leases, strategy, and negotiation
  • Leasingprofessional.com
    • Downloadable complete leases and discussions of leasing strategies
  • Melbycommericalrealestate.com
    • Aimed at tenants, this site includes a useful glossary of leasing terms and definitions
  • Naiop.org
    • National association of industrial and office properties
  • Aia.org
    • American institute of architects
  • Asla.org
    • American society of landscape architects
  • Asce.org
    • American society of civil engineers

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