Home Ownership Resources

Your home is one of the most significant investments you will ever make to add happiness, comfort and security for you and your family. For most Americans, their home consists of between 70-90% of their net worth. Below are some resources to help you accomplish tasks that relate to your home.

Our current topics include :
[Home Building & Construction] [Home Improvement] [Home Finance] [Inspection] [Interior Design & Decorating] [Relocation]

Home Building & Construction
A great site for home-builders that includes guides, a sample construction schedule, and a planning center with over 11,000 home plans.

This site has thousands of ready-made blueprints for sale to help you build your dream home. You can even customize a plan.

This site is tailored to the Home Building Industry.

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. designs, sells and builds primarily single-family homes in various locations within the U.S.

Brookfield's operations are primarily in five markets: the San Francisco Bay area, the Southland/Los Angeles area, San Diego/Riverside, Sacramento and the Washington area.

D.R. Horton is the largest home-builder in the U.S.

You'll find KB homes in some of the most popular areas of the nation, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

K. Hovnanian Homes is a nationally recognized home-builder that has been committed to excellence since 1959.

Meritage is a designer and builder of single-family attached and detached homes in the southern and western U.S.

NVHomes build exceptional single-family homes, town-homes and villa homes throughout Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and the Maryland and Delaware beaches.

Pulte is the nation's largest builder of active adult communities for people age 55 and better. Its DiVosta operation is nationally recognized for a proprietary building system that has delivered more than 25,000 "Built Solid" homes in Florida since 1960.

Toll Brothers is currently building in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.

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Home Improvement
Find out about all your home-improvement needs at Home Depot.

Home improvement warehouse featuring guides, merchandise, tips, and more.

Search through all of Ace Hardware's products for your home improvement needs.

Bob Vila's very well organized site contains lots of material.

This site provides instructions for almost every do-it-yourself home project and even has forums for extra support.

A great site for all the Do-It-Yourselfers!

Shop for Lighting, Plumbing, and Hardware supplies at this site!

A great guide to home remodeling and renovation!

Detailed how-to information on all home improvement projects. Listed by project category.

From Better Homes and Gardens; a respected name in homes ownership.

BuildingOnline.com is the only true search engine devoted to the building and home improvement industry!

Sherwin-Williams will have be able to satisfy your coating needs.

Benjamin Moore has produced quality paint since 1883.

Glidden has a wide-selection of paints and products for Do-It-Yourselfers.

Butler's Guild - This is an interesting and fun site for learning tips on improving your entertaining and server skills.

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Home Financing and Value

E-LOAN offers a full range of financial services—from mortgages, home equity loans and vehicle loans to online high yield savings and certificates of deposit.

ditech.com offers the consumer a variety of products, including first mortgages, fixed rate second mortgages, variable equity lines of credit and no closing cost option equity seconds.

This is an efficient mortgage calculating site used to find the standard offerings.

This website delivers a free instant estimate of your home based on public records, all you have to do is type in your address.

This homeowner's insurance site explains different insurance policies and helps you find the right one for you.

Bankrate is the Web's leading aggregator of financial rate information.

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For Home Inspections in SW Florida please call my trusted friend Jeff Gerwitz at 239-994-1694

Home Inspectors nationwide directory.

HouseMaster offers home inspection services and home inspection franchises throughout the US and Canada.

Over 350 independently owned and operated businesses conduct in excess of 150,000 AmeriSpec inspections annually in the U.S. and Canada.

The HomeTeam Inspection Service will do a thorough house inspection, as well as, a full introduction to your new home, both verbal and written.

U.S. Inspect performs the vast majority of inspections for America's Fortune 1000 companies.

Inspect America - You'll find everything you need to know about home inspectors and the home inspection process. Also, find a licensed inspector in your area.

Pillar to Post - Pillar to Post home inspection is a leader in home inspections in the U.S. and Canada.

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Interior Design & Decorating
Offers home decorating tips and ideas such as furniture placement, color, and feng shui.

With this helpful site, you can search for decorating ideas and items for each room in your house.

Find the answers to your Art, Crafts, and Floral needs at A.C. Moore.

Michaels provides a huge selection of Arts and Crafts supplies.

Interior Design Magazine - Trade magazine covering the interior design industry.

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Relocation and Home Shopping
Allied is the oldest van line in the U.S.

Bekins Van Lines began its drive towards leadership in transportation back in 1891. Today, Bekins moves household goods and high value products domestically and internationally.

VanLines.com provides you with Local Movers and Interstate Movers services and resources that will help make your relocation cost effective, efficient, and even pleasant.

This site is the biggest online listing service with more than 2.5 million homes for sale or rent all over the country.

A great index for finding a moving company.

This site can be a starting point for obtaining moving tips and beginning your correspondence for quotes with moving companies.

Real Estate Law Advice - This site has free real estate legal advice, which covers common issues that buyers, sellers, and owners face.

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