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Buying a Home

Thanks to the Internet, being an informed home buyer has never been easier. No longer are buyers completely dependent upon real estate agents and mortgage lenders when it comes to gathering information. House listings are readily available online, as are interactive tools that can estimate mortgage payments and percentage rates. If you have never bought a home before, you can find step-by-step guides to the process online. Even seasoned real estate investors can turn to the Web for news and advice, as the market is constantly evolving. Whatever your needs, the Internet is an invaluable source of information for buying a house.

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Find Homes for Sale

There was a time when the only way to find homes for sale was through newspapers or signs in people’s front yards. Those are still viable options but you can find much more complete and extensive listings online. Many Web sites list properties for sale, complete with asking price, specs, and often photographs. Naturally, you will want to visit a house in person before bidding on it, but using the Web first to research and narrow your choices will save you time and hassle, whether you’re looking to move down the block or around the world.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • There are multitudes of homes listed for sale on the Internet. All of the good property listing Web sites let you narrow your search by specifying your desired location, style, square footage, price range, and number of bedrooms and/or bathrooms.
  • We've included national sites in this section but there are also many good regional listing sites. To find listings more local to your area, just type your city and state, or even your county and state, and then "real estate" into your favorite search engine.
  • Many newspapers post their real estate listings online. To find a local newspaper’s official Web site, check for it on the U.S. Newspaper List.
  • Some houses, particularly ones that have been most recently listed, may not have accompanying photographs. As long as the listing is on a reputable Web site like the ones recommended below, the lack of a photograph is no reason to discount a particular listing.
  • Professional real estate sites are often easier to navigate but online classified ads are excellent sources for houses that are for sale by owner.
  • A multiple listing service (MLS) Web site provides you great exposure to most of the homes for sale in your area without confining you to one particular agent or agency. The biggest drawback is that these sites do not include properties that are being sold exclusively through one agency. You can find a regional MLS Web site by typing the area in which you wish to search (for example, Sacramento or Long Island) and "multiple listing service" into your favorite search engine.

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