Link & Resources

Your Rights As A Home-Buyer
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/buying_a_home

Consumer Financial Protection
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/owning-a-home/ 

 

Are You Ready to Buy A House?
http://www.investopedia.com/articles/mortgages-real-estate/10/ready-to-buy-house.asp 

 

Real Estate Market Reports and Trends
https://www.redfin.com/research/reports
 
Guide to Getting Your First Mortgage
http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/10/24/a-guide-to-getting-your-first-mortgage
 
How to Save on Homeowners Insurance
http://publications.usa.gov/epublications/12ways/12ways.htm
 
How to Pick the Best Home Inspectors and Appraisers       
http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/inspectors-and-appraisers/

 

Pinellas County Property Appraiser 
www.pcpao.org

 

Pinellas County Tax Collector 
www.taxcollect.com

 

Pinellas County Government 
www.pinellascounty.org

 

Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce 
www.palmharborcc.org

 

Florida Tax Collectors

http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/taxcollectors.html

 

Florida Property Appraisers

http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/appraisers.html

 

Demotech for title insurance underwriter ratings

http://www.demotech.com:8080/01_pages/fsr/companies.aspx?t=1

 

FNMA loan lookup

http://www.fanniemae.com/loanlookup/

 

FREDDIE MAC loan lookup

https://ww3.freddiemac.com/corporate/

 

Department of Financial Services Licensee lookups

http://www.myfloridacfo.com/data/aar_alis1/index.htm

 

FL Dept of Business and Professional Regulations (REALTOR LICENSE LOOKUP)

https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp

 

FL Dept of Corporations

http://www.sunbiz.org/

 

Florida Realtor Associations

http://www.hogue-school.com/boards.html

 

Florida Real Estate Statutes and Rules

http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/re/statutes.html

 

US State Commissions

http://www.hogue-school.com/state_departments_commissions.html

 

Mutual Recognition

http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/re/MutualRecognition.html

 

Verify a Mortgage Company or Individual

www.NMLSConsumerAccess.org

 

Home Value Changes by City

www.fhfa.gov

 

Unemployment by City

www.bls.gov/lau

 

Foreclosure by County

www.realtytrac.com/trendcenter

 

Demographics / Economics / Schools… by City

www.city-data.com

 

Consumer Profile by Zipcode

www.mybestsegments.com

 

Governor Rick Scott

850-488-7146

www.nga.org/governors

 

Senator Bill Nelson

Senator Marco Rubio

202-224-3121

 

US House of Representatives

202-224-3121

www.house.gov

 

Social Security Administration

800-772-1213

www.socialsecurity.gov

 

Schools, Colleges and Library search

http://nces.ed.gov/globallocator/

 

IRS

800-829-1040

www.irs.gov

 

Voter Registration

www.eac.gov

 

Government Resources

800-FED-INFO

www.usa.gov

 

Title Source USA

http://titlesourceusa.com/

Full Service Title

http://fullservicetitle.com/html/links.html

 

Florida County Maps

http://www.floridacountiesmap.com/counties_list.shtml

 

Pasco County

· Office Records  --  http://www.pascotaxes.com/

· Property Appraiser  --  http://appraiser.pascogov.com/search/

· Tax Collector  --  http://www.pascotaxes.com/

· Homestead Information  -- 

· Government Home Page  --  http://portal.pascocountyfl.net/portal/server.pt/community/home/202

 

Pinellas County

· Office Records  --  http://www.pinellasclerk.org/aspInclude2/ASPInclude.asp?pageName=index.htm

· Property Appraiser  --  http://www.pcpao.org/searchpage.php

· Tax Collector  --  http://www.taxcollect.com/

· Homestead Information  -- 

· Government Home Page  --  http://www.pinellascounty.org/

· Pinellas Realtor Organization  --  http://www.pinellasrealtor.org/

 

Hillsborough County

· Office Records  --  http://www.hillsclerk.com/publicweb/home.aspx

· Property Appraiser  --  http://www.hcpafl.org/CamaDisplay.aspx

· Tax Collector  --    http://www.hillstax.org/

· Homestead Information  -- 

· Government Home Page  --  http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/home.cfm

 

Manatee

· Property Appraiser  --  http://www.manateepao.com/Search/Disclaimer2.aspx?FromUrl=../Search/GenericSearch.aspx?mode=owner

Sarasota

· Property Appraiser  --  http://www.sc-pa.com/content/search_real_property.asp

 

Charlotte

· Property Appraiser  --  http://www.ccappraiser.com/record.asp

Lee

· Property Appraiser  --  http://www.leepa.org/Search/PropertySearch.aspx

 

Collier

· Property Appraiser  --  http://www.collierappraiser.com/

 

FHA

· Mortgage Calculator  --  http://www.fha.com/calculator_afford.cfm

· Find an FHA Approved Lender  --  http://www.hud.gov/ll/code/llslcrit.cfm

· FHA Approved Condo’s  --  https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlook.cfm

 

FANNIE MAE

· Home Page  --  https://www.efanniemae.com/home/index.jsp

· Fannie Mae Approved Condo’s  --  https://www.efanniemae.com/sf/refmaterials/approvedprojects/index.jsp?from=hp

 

FREDDIE MAC 

· Home Page  --  http://www.freddiemac.com/

· Buying a Freddie Mac Owned Property  --   http://www.freddiemac.com/homeownership/rent_or_buy/buying_a_freddiemac_owned_home.html

 

HUD

· HUD Homes for Sale  --  http://www.hudhomestore.com/HudHome/Index.aspx

 

RESPA

· The Final RESPA Rule  --   http://files.ots.treas.gov/48207731.pdf

· New RESPA Rule FAQs --  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=resparulefaqs422010.pdf

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

· American Dream Downpayment Initiative  --  http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/affordablehousing/programs/home/addi/

· Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA)  --  http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/programs/exit-gracefully/Pages/hafa.aspx

· Pinellas County Housing Finance Authority  --  http://www.pinellascounty.org/community/hfa/

 

 

FLORIDA DEPT OF EDUCATION

We have compiled a listing of local county school districts.  Quickly find which school you are zoned for by scrolling down to your county school district. Once you know which school you are zoned for, Lookup Florida School Grades at the Florida Department of Education website.  --  http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/default.asp

 

· American Land Title Association (ALTA)  --  http://www.alta.org/

· Florida Land Title Association (FLTA)  --  http://www.flta.org/

· National Association of Independent Land Title Agents (NAILTA)  --  http://nailta.org/

· American Escrow Association  --  http://www.a-e-a.org/

· American Insurance Association  --  http://www.aiadc.org/AIAdotNet/

· National Association of Realtors  --  http://www.realtor.org/

· Florida Association of Realtors  --  http://www.floridarealtors.org/LegalCenter/HotTopics/index.cfm

· Florida Boards of Realtors  --  http://www.ired.com/boards/fl.htm

· Florida Department of Financial Services  --  www.fldfs.com

· Real Estate News and Events  --  http://realtytimes.com/

· Title Profile Property Reports --  http://titleprofile.com/