Now is a great time to invest in real estate—or to start educating yourself and getting your finances in order. Here are some resources for staying current on the real estate market, financing, trends, laws and taxes.
www.bankrate.com – News about the real estate market, tips, changes in the laws, local mortgage rates, as well as a variety of calculators such as amortization and payment, renting versus buying, credit score estimator, home equity versus lines of credit, and much more.
www.interest.com – News and tips on getting the best loans, buying foreclosures, avoiding mortgage mistakes, as well as various calculators including mortgage rates, renting versus owning and more.
www.realtytrac.com – News and tips related to buying foreclosures, as well as listings arranged by geographic area.
www.irs.gov/publications/p936/ar02.html#d0e187 – Internal Revenue Service information about real estate-related deductions.