Resources

Understanding The Process:

Buying and selling real estate is a complex matter and can be especially confusing. Do yourself a favor and learn as much about the process as you can before you begin. There are plenty of resources on the Internet. You may also be able to research the real estate process by attending community-sponsored classes, or you can take a look at books like Home Buying For Dummies by Eric Tyson and Ray Brown, (IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.)

First Time Homeowners:

http://www.irs.gov/publications/p530/

Selling Your Home:

http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc701.html

http://www.irs.gov/publications/p523/index.html

http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/industries/article/0,,id=98921,00.html

City Reports:

http://www.homefair.com/real-estate/city-profile/index.asp

School Reports:

http://www.fldoe.org/Default.asp

http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/

http://www.homefair.com/real-estate/school-reports/index.asp

http://www.greatschools.org/

http://www.palmbeachschools.org/

http://www.browardschools.com/

County Government:

http://www.pbcgov.com/

http://www.pbcgov.com/papa/index.htm

http://www.pbcgov.org/tax/

http://www.broward.org/Pages/Welcome.aspx

http://www.bcpa.net/

Financial Information:

Rent vs. Buy: http://www.realtor.com/home-finance/financial-calculators/rent-vs-buy-calculator.aspx

Mortgage 101: http://www.mortgage101.com/

Mortgage Payment Calculator: http://www.homefair.com/tools/mortgage-payment-calculator/index.asp

Mortgage Affordability Calculator: http://www.homefair.com/tools/mortgage-affordability-calculator/index.asp

Mortgage Income Calculator: http://www.homefair.com/tools/mortgage-qualifing-income-calculator/index.asp

Closing Cost Calculator http://www.realtor.com/home-finance/financial-calculators/closing-costs-calculator.aspx