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Internet Help for Home Buyers

Magazine article Sunset

Internet Help for Home Buyers

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The most useful websites and key words

These online resources offer a wealth of free information for new and potential homeowners (some sites may ask for personal information).

For information on city demographics, local schools, climate, and salary calculators:, Lists many Western cities.

Sperling's BestPlaces, Recommends cities based on your criteria, with side-by-side city comparisons.

Key words: best neighborhoods, best places to live

For information on financing, financial glossaries, and calculators that determine how much you can afford:

LendingTree, Lenders can make competing offers; you pick and choose. You need to enter personal information for advice.

* National Association of Realtors,

Tools to help you find everything: a home, a lender, a mover.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,

Under the "Homes" heading, click on "Buying."

Key words: home finance, home loans

For remodeling and maintenance advice:

The Home Depot, www. …

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