Real Estate Law

Websites

General

Real estate finance

  • Mortgate-Investments.com – 800+ pages of real estate and mortgage information. Includes forms, spreadsheets, mortgage calculators, and an extensive resources page.
  • Yahoo! Real Estate – Search for lenders, realtors, home values, available properties, rentals, foreclosures, news headlines, and more. Includes national graphs of mortgage rates and market conditions. Also offers how-to guides and advice.
  • Appraisal Institute – News, laws, regulations, learning resources, and other information about real estate valuation.

Land use

Owning & renting

  • Rentlaw.com – Comprehensive information for landlords and tenants. Also has information on renter’s insurance, personal credit, commercial real estate, and more. Includes an eviction guide for each of the 50 states.
  • Landlord.com – Do-it-yourself resources for landlords, including forms and checklists, articles, and laws for all 50 states.
  • National Housing Law Project – National housing law and advocacy center. Links to resources on public housing, Section 8, HUD, tax credits, low-income buyers/renters, and more.
  • HUD User – Offers in-depth analysis of U.S. housing policy, regulations, market conditions, and more. Over 1,000 publications and data sets available for download. Also offers a searchable bibliography of over 10,000 housing-related book and article citations.
  • FEAR – Comprehensive site of asset forfeiture resources. Links to federal and state statutes, federal court cases, articles, legislation and lobbying, court news, and more.

Construction law

  • Construction Web Links – Comprehensive site for information on litigation, building codes, engineering, licensing, safety, and legislative activity. Links to 50-state agency guide, full text of construction-related laws and regulations, and more.
  • Constructionrisk.com – Portal for construction risk management information, including articles, newsletters, and a topical directory. Also links to a directory of consultants, lawyers, and expert witnesses.

Blogs

Associations & agencies

Journals, news & articles

  • Globest.com – Commercial real estate news source. Organizes coverage by city, region (e.g., Northwest, Southeast), or sector (e.g., capital markets, industrial, retail, office). Blogs and opinion pieces are available under Features.
  • Realty Times – Real estate news network. Offers news articles and videos, consumer advice, and a daily market conditions report. Article archive goes back to January 1998.
  • CNN Money – Mortgage and real estate news from CNN. Also available: news videos, mortgage calculators, and a search interface for Bankrate.com.
  • Legal Wiz – Over 100 free articles on real estate topics.

Research guides