Real Estate Investing
Investing in real estate has long been a way for individuals and families to earn supplemental income and enhance their net worth. And, of course, there's great financial potential: if you make the right decisions, you'll reap the financial rewards. Use this guide to get educated, licensed, and set up with houses and real estate resources all from the comfort of your own home.
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One of the keys to successful investing is having access to quality, timely information. By keeping abreast of industry developments and emerging trends, you put yourself in a position to act on properties with confidence, at opportune moments. The publications found in this section are useful companions to any real estate investor.
- Many of the sites recommended here are blogs and forums. These sites are of value only because of user contributions to them, so if you have a question or worthwhile piece of advice, post it for the benefit of all. And be sure to go back to the sites you found helpful and add your own advice and war stories.
- For a smattering of real estate stories from news outlets across the country, explore Topix.net. Topix keeps a running list of the latest stories, and allows you to enter key terms to filter your search.
For journals and newspapers ...
is part of The Wall Street Journal network. Read tips for buying or selling your home, or learn about trends in the market. Browse properties or realtors, and find articles about buying a second home, gardening, and remodeling your home.
The New York Times
lets you search by location for available properties while also highlighting the latest headlines in real estate news. Much of the content is free, but for total coverage you'll need to register and pay for membership to the online version of the newspaper.
provides news on real estate and technology innovations. Visit the "News" link for articles detailing the latest in industry developments-links throughout the text define terms and take you to more in-depth coverage. You can also visit the Inmanblog or Inmanwiki for user-generated coverage.
For blogs and forums ...
calls itself "the official real estate industry blog." The entries in this blog discuss current developments and trends, and it has a useful glossary of terms.
Future of Real Estate Marketing
is a blog that keeps you up to date on the trends of the real estate market, particularly as they apply to the Web. You'll read about the latest real estate Web sites, and get some insight on the latest generation of home buyers.
is a forum for real estate professionals. There are individual sections for agents, brokers, buying, selling, foreclosures, relocation, home inspection, and much more. This forum allows you to contribute to real estate discussions on nearly any topic relevant to the industry.
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