Below are several links to sites on the web that are particularly useful to consumers who are buying or selling a home. NYSAR also offers a comprehensive overview of the buying and selling processes on our site in the Working with REALTORS section.
Protecting the Customer: A Guide to Consumer Data Security – Ensuring the security of customer’s payment information is a challenging issue. It’s also one that’s gotten infinitely more complex thanks to the rise of the Internet and e-commerce. This is what some of the top minds in the industry have to say on the topic.
Fannie Mae– features a wide variety of information on numerous products and services available to enhance homeownership opportunities.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – FMCSA’s mission is to decrease moving fraud by providing consumers with the knowledge and resources to plan a successful move.
Freddie Mac – features a wide variety of information on numerous products and services available to homebuyers.
Get Smart – provides information on consumer loans including home, auto and debt consolidation.
Lawyers.com – provides a search engine for finding a lawyer in your area, along with tips for hiring a lawyer and more.
HomePath – offers online help in calculating your buying power, information on the loan application process, definitions of real estate terms and more.
HouseLogic – content covers home improvement, maintenance, taxes, finance, insurance, and even ways you can get involved in and enrich your community, HouseLogic can help you increase and protect the value of your home by helping you make confident decisions.
InspectAmerica – features information on locating a home inspector in your area, what credentials and affiliations to expect the inspector to have as well as information on the home inspection process.
Mortgage Calculator – provides the latest rates and a mortgage calculator.
Mortgage Quotes – features the latest mortgage rates.
MortgageLoan.com – features numerous mortgage calculators.
Nehemiah Program – specializes in homeownership, affordable housing and community development programs.
NYSAR Appraisal Committee – find an appraiser in your area who is a member of this prestigious organization.
Realty Times – provides information on a wide array of real estate topics geared for consumers, real estate professionals and other.
RethinkingDebt.org – provides foreclosure prevention counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, a first home buyers club and new homeowner education workshops.
State of New York Mortgage Agency – provides information on the mortgage programs offered by New York state to assist residents in owning their own homes via several mortgage programs.