There are thousands of websites on the Web that offer a wealth of information about real estate. Here’s a list of the best.
Zillow is real estate marketplace that offers a living database of more than 110 million homes (including homes for sale–by owner and agent, homes for rent, homes in foreclosure, new homes, and pre-market homes), mortgage and refinancing tools and calculators, advice forums and message boards, local information, and more.
2. Yahoo! Homes
Yahoo! Homes is partnered with Zillow and also offers a database of homes for sale. It also offers the latest news stories about “Must See Homes,” home finance, and home projects.
Trulia has an interactive website that is easy to use. It also offers a large database of homes available and helpful search tools. The search feature gives users the ability to search specific areas for crime rates, schools, and more. Users can even sign up for alert notifications when nearby houses are sold or prices are cut. In addition, users can post questions for local residents to answer.
Realtor.com offers real time MLS listings that are updated every 15 minutes. Users can find out how much homes are going for in a specific area and view a summary of statistics about the local real estate market. Advice and news articles are also available.
Homes.com offers a property database like the ones above it. In addition, the site offers an Idea Gallery to give users inspiration (and helpful information) for many different areas: Celebrity Living, Curb Appeal, Decorating, DIY Improvement, Entertaining, Green Living, Guides/Checklists, Holidays, Home Buying, Home Living Tips, Home Values, How-To, On The Move, Organization, Renting A Home, Selling A Home.
**The sites listed above are the top five most popular real estate websites as calculated by Alexa‘s Global Traffic Rank & U.S. Traffic Rank from both Complete & Quantcast.