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REAL ESTATE LINKS
Compiled by John Haynie and Joe Goeters of Houston Community College.
 
US GOVERNMENT
 
US Department of Housing and Urban Development www.hud.gov
Department of Veteran Affairs www.va.gov
Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act www.hud.gov/fha/sfh/res/respa_hm.html
National Fair Housing Advocate www.fairhousing.com/
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) www.epa.gov
Air Pollution Sites www.scorecard.org/
The White House www.whitehouse.gov
   

STATE OF TEXAS
 
The Texas Real Estate Commission www.trec.state.tx.us
Real Estate Center at A & M
http://recenter.tamu.edu
Texas Laws www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/statutes.htm
Texas Property Code www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/pptoc.html
Texas Government e-Services (records-birth-death) www.texasonline.com
Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board www.talcb.state.tx.us
Texas Mortgage Broker Regulation www.tsld.state.tx.us
Window on State Government (school data) www.cpa.state.tx.us
   

LOCAL SITES
 
Harris County Appraisal District www.hcad.org
Harris County Tax Collector (autos, voter reg., etc)
www.tax.co.harris.tx.us
Harris County Flood Control www.hcfcd.org
Allison Storm Recovery Plan http://maps.tsarp.org
   

ORGANIZATIONS
 
World Wide Real Estate Network (WREN) www.america-homes.com
American Real Estate Exchange
www.amres.com
ARELLO – Assoc of Real Estate License Law Orgs www.arello.com
Residential Sales Council www.rscouncil.com
RESICOM www.resicom.com
Dallas Central Appraisal District
www.dallascad.org
   

REAL ESTATE COMPANIES
 
The Buyer’s Agent www.homebuyerschoice.com
Martha Turner Properties www.marthaturner.com
Coldwell Banker www.coldwellbanker.com
Househunters www.househunters.com
GMAC Real Estate www.realtor-sites.com/
 

MORTGAGE INFORMATION
 
Fannie Mae’s Home Buying www.homepath.com
An Index of Loan Rates
www.rate.net
Internet Mortgage Information www.eloan.com
Countrywide Mortgage www.countrywide.com
Homebuyers Fair www.homefair.com
   

RELOCATION INFORMATION
 
Salary Calculator & Relocation Information http://www.homefair.com/homefair/calc/salcalc.html?type=to
Moving Services
www.moversresource.com
Relocation Information www.digitalcity.com
Homebuyer’s Information www.homeadvisor.com

 

DIRECTORIES
 
International Real Estate Directory
www.ired.com
Information on Congressmen
www.congress.org
Phone Directory www.whowhere.com/phone
   

REALTOR SITES – AGENT RESOURCES
 
National Association of Realtors www.realtor.com
Texas Association of Realtors
www.tar.org
Houston Association of Realtors www.har.com
Great RE Site http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/students/gres/resources.asp
Real Estate Software www.realtown.com
RE Newsletter (Stephen Canale) www.canale.com
Texas Real Estate Advertisement Directory
www.amtexpo.com/TXREAD
Houston Commercial Real Estate www.comspace.com/dir/usa/relisutx
Blue Moon Software – Forms www.bluemoon.com
Real Estate Law www.real-estate-law.com
Landauer
www.landauer.com
Find Pre-Screened Agents and Lenders http://www.servicemagic.com/
Color Printing by Email www.expresscopy.com
Star Power Retreat www.brinton.com
Prep Software www.prepsoftware.com
Virtual Tours www.bamboo.com
Virtual Tours www.ipix.com
Greater Dallas Assoc of Realtors www.dallasrealtor.com
Best Free Personal Web Site www.homestead.com
Internet Support Services for Realtors www.programs.com
Find a Graphic for Presentations www.ditto.com
Example of Agents Web Sites www.wynnea.com
Example of Agents Web Sites www.isellchicago.com
Example of Agents Web Sites www.greggorman.com
Example of Agents Web Sites www.teriisner.com
Example of Agents Web Sites www.laurasworld.com
All Texas MLS http://www.realestate-resources.com/texas-mls.html
Web Design and Web Hosting http://www.rncinternet.com/real_estate.html
Environmental Info for Realtors http://www.envirochex.com/Real_Estate.htm
Put your pictures on DVDs http://www.photodex.com/
Low Income Housing Cap Rate http://www.hcad.org/lowincome.asp
   

ENVIRONMENTAL SITES
 
Asbestos Institute www.asbestos-institute.ca.content
Air & Waste Management Association
www.awma.org
EPA Office of Solid Waste www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/index
Texas Endangered Species www.tpwd.state.tx.us/nature/endang
EPA Office of Solid Waste www.epa.gov/swerosps/bf/index
Environmental Law www.law.cornell.edu/topics/environmental.html
National Estuary Program www.epa.gov/owow/estuaries/nep
Keep America Beautiful www.kab.org
Greenpeace www.greenpeaceusa.org
EPA Global Warming www.epa.gov/globalwarming
Radon www.radon-links.com
Toxic Waste Sites www.envirolink.org/elib/earth-pollution
Radon Map www.epa.gov/iaq/radon
Asbestos in the Home www.deq.state.la.us/oarp/asbestos
   

MAPS
 
Satellite Maps http://terraserver.microsoft.com
Maps and Trip Planner
www.mapquest.com
Maps and Trip Planner www.excite.com/travel/maps
Maps and Trip Planner www.mapblast.com
   

NEWS
 
Inman News Service www.inman.com
Real Estate News and Information
www.frogpondgroup.com
Real Estate News and Information www.realdata.com
Real Estate News and Information www.realtytimes.com
Home Search www.homes.com
New York Times www.nytimes.com
The Drudge Report
http://www.drudgereport.com/
The Smoking Gun www.thesmokinggun.com
   

APPRAISAL AND DATA SITES
 
Listing of Commercial Properties www.loopnet.com
Demographics www.caci.com
Demographic information www.digitalcity.com
US Census Bureau Information www.census.gov
Commercial Property Listings www.cityfeet.com
   

ORGANIZATIONS
 
American Land Title Association www.alta.org
Appraisal Institute www.appraisalinstitute.org
Building Owners and Managers Association www.boma.org
National Apartment Association www.naahq.org
National Association of Real Estate Brokers www.nareb.org
Industrial Real Estate www.idrc.org
Institute of Real Estate Managers www.irem.org
National Association of Home Builders www.nahb.org
Commercial Investment Institute www.ccim.org
Urban Land Institute www.uli.org
Texas Real Estate Teachers Association www.treta.org
Real Estate Educators Association www.reea.org
   

CLIP ART
 
Presentation Information and Tutorials www.presentersuniversity.com
Presentation Information and Tutorials www.wilderpresentations.com
Presentation Information and Tutorials www.presentationpro.com
Presentation Information and Tutorials www.soniacoleman.com
Presentation Information and Tutorials www.photoshare.com
Clipart www.eclipsed.com
Clipart www.clipart.co.uk/
Great Free Real Estate Clip Art www.realestateclipart.com/help/resources.htm
   

MISC.
 
Gallup Polls www.gallup.com
Computer Training www.zdu.com
City Net www.city.com
The Whitehouse www.whitehouse.gov
WWW Virtual Library www.w3.org/vI
Houston Chronicle www.houstonchronicle.com
NASA www.jsc.nasa.gov
Project Galileo www.jsc.nasa.gov/galileo
Hubble Space Telescope www.seds.org/hst
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence www.set.org
West to Mars www.marswest.org
Terraserver www.terraserver.microsoft.com
Scorecard
www.scorecard.org
City Demographics www.census.gov/cgi-bin/gazeteer
Travel Information www.expedia.com
City Information and Entertainment www.sidewalk.com
New and Used Car Prices www.carpoint.com
Weather www.usatoday.com/weather/wfront
Weather www.movecentral.com/addresscentral
Change of Address www.movecentral.com/addresscentral
Distance Calculator www.indo.com/distance
Detailed Driving Directions www.zip2.com
Alaska Adventures www.alaskaadventure.com
Garden Encyclopedia www.pathfinder.com/cgi-bin/vg/vg
Home Projects www.askbuild.com
Fixing Appliances www.phoenix.net/~draplinc
All About Toilets www.tioletology.com
World’s Largest Bookseller www.amazon.com
Dictionary www.onelook.com
Encyclopedia www.encarta.msn.com
Find Where a Zip Code is www.decoder.americom.com
All Sorts of Things www.learn2.com
Homefair www.homefair.com
2001 Beyond www.2001beyond.com
Xoom www.xoom.com
Live Picture www.livepicture.com
Crime Check www.crimecheck.com
Port of Houston www.portofhouston.com
Commercial Property http://www.bizbuysell.com/
   

INTERNET SITES
 
Internet Service Providers www.thelist.com
Learn About the Internet www.learnthenet.com
How to Use Email www.everything.email.com
Search for a Domain Name www.rs.internic.net/cgi-bin/whois
Electronic Postcards www.ynot.com
Promote Your Website www.virtualpromote.com
A Free Place for Your Website
www.geocities.com
Example of agents Websites www.come2az.com
   

SEARCH SITES
 
The Mother of all Search Sites www.mamma.com
Yahoo http://www.yahoo.com
Excite www.excite.com
Search for People www.bigfoot.com
Search for Listings www.homeadvisor.com
Search for Listings www.cyberhomes.com
Search for Sellers www.homegain.com
Search for General Answers www.ask.com
Search for Business and People www.switchboard.com
Search for Metroplex ISPs www.webfeats.com
Search for Best Web Hosting ISPs www.tophosts.com
   

TEACHER SITES
 
US Department of Education www.ed.gov
Masie Center www.masie.com
Texas Community College Teacher Assoc. www.tccta.org
Training Aids www.nwlink.com/~donclark
Puzzles www.puzzlemaker.com
Tenet Web www.tenet.edu
Syllabus Magazine
www.syllabus.com
U. of Nebraska-Lincoln
www.unl.edu/teaching
U. of Oklahoma
www.ou.edu/idp/ideas.html
Microsoft Education site www.microsoft.com/education
   

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