Research and Resources


Credit Reports: Get a free copy of your credit score from or, visit the Credit Center.
Discover mistakes 
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Get free mortgage loan comparisons and offers from Quicken Loans.

Tips on getting your finances
budget in line 

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Property Values

HomeSmartReports How much is your home worth (in most regions of the United States)? Using mathematical and statistical models, neighborhood sales activity is analyzed and compared to your home to reach a value estimate in less than one minute. Cost: $24.95Home Gain If you’re thinking about selling your current home in the next 12 months, this FREE service is designed to help you get an estimate of your home’s value.

Home Listings


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Home Inspections

Find a Pre-Screened Home Inspector
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Homeowner’s Insurance Since 1989, NetQuote® has provided consumers with a free, simple, and effective way to fulfill their insurance needs. With one simple application, InsureMe will get you insurance quotes from top-notch insurance companies.


Owning a Home

Selling a Home

The Home Owners Information Center Hundreds of hints and tips on owning your own home.The Home Seller’s Information Center What you need to sell your home for the most money and least aggravation.

Recommended Reading (save up to 20%)

How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Home Mortgage by Randy Johnson
Lots of information on getting the best value for your mortgage dollar.
Better Houses, Better Living by Myron Ferguson
A must-have if you are planning to build a home. How to avoid the most common (and costly) construction mistakes.
Home Buying for Dummies by Eric Tyson and Ray Brown
Excellent resource for first time buyers. Puts the process into an easy-to-understand format.
Unofficial Guide to Buying a Home
Takes what can be a unnerving experience (buying a home) and through a step-by-step process removes much of the mystery and the fear.
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