Resources

What is Title Insurance? 
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The Closing & Title Insurance Process 
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What do the numbers on your settlement sheet mean? 
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Title Insurance Glossary
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Financial Calculators

1.      Monthly Payment Calculator

2.      Mortgage Calculator

3.      Amortization Calculator

4.      Affordability Calculator

5.      Refinance Calculator


Helpful links to Home Buyers and Sellers

 

Contractor's License Reference Site - from this site, you can determine if the contractor you are considering is licensed, what your state requires of licensed contractors, and more. There are also links to other useful related sites. 

Domania - this site helps you determine what you need to know when buying or selling a home, including what other homes in a neighborhood sold for, checklists, and more.

Home Buying Kit - browse a comprehensive collection of articles on buying a home, getting a mortgage, and moving in. 

Home Buyer's Information Center - provides helpful hints, checklists, and more for the home buyer, as well as many useful links.

Home Owner's Information Center - covers hints and tips on efficient home ownership, some of the best sources of information and help for the homeowner, including home repair and maintenance. 

Home Seller's Information Center - covers the many aspects of selling a home, including preparing your home for sale, setting the price for your house, and much more. 

Home Gain - find and compare realtors from all over the United States, access resources to make the home buying and home selling process a breeze, and more. 

HSH Associates: Today's Mortgage Rates - reviews mortgage loan information from across the United States.

HUD Home Buyers Page and Home Sellers Page - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development answers questions about buying and selling a home. 

Home Buying and Home Selling Advice - offers a useful selection of advice and information for anyone buying or selling a home. 

Illinois Association of Realtors - seeking a realtor in Illinois? This site is your resource for realtor information. 

National Association of Realtors - includes advice and information for the start of your home search to your move. 

Owners.com - one of the fastest growing real estate listing databases on the Internet, this site provides services, consumer tools, and more for users to successfully buy and sell residential real estate. 

Real Estate ABC.com - provides consumer tips, hints, and resources for home buyers, sellers, and mortgage borrowers. A great site for first-time homebuyers. 

Yahoo! Real Estate - this is Yahoo's page for home buyers and sellers with links to calculators, checklists, articles, and other useful information for every stage of home ownership.