Consumer Resource Links
These links to additional resources - from finding a contractor to information on Fannie Mae financing - will help you with your real estate transaction.
Commercial Association of Realtors® (CAR)
CAR is a professional association serving the commercial real estate industry.
Construction Contractors Board (CCB)
The CCB is a state agency that protects consumers by regulating construction contracting businesses. Find a licensed contractor through their web site.
County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the United States. There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. Find a county clerk in your state today and get access to the information that you are looking for! Learn more about us.
Fair Housing Council of Oregon
The Fair Housing Council provides education and outreach services explaining fair housing laws, as well as enforcement and investigations following complaints of fair housing violations.
Provides financial products and services that make it possible for low-, moderate-, and middle-income families to buy homes of their own. Fannie Mae offers a list of resources for homeowners on their site.
Provides financial products and services that make it possible for low-, moderate-, and middle-income families to buy homes of their own. Freddie Mac provides homeowners with many helpful resources.
Gay Real Estate
Top Realtors from Every Major Company Proudly Serving the LGBT Community Since 1991
Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland
The HBA is a trade association for the building industry. Their web site provides consumer information on choosing a builder or remodeler.
Home Ownership a Street at a Time (HOST)
HOST is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing home ownership opportunities for working individuals and families.
Title VIII: Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Totalprotect.com - Cost vs. Value Home Remodelling
This resource contains statistics and links to the best sources on the subject, and is monitored regularly for obsolete links.
Fair and Affordable Housing: The Activist's Blueprint for Action
Home Modifications - Funding Sources
Disability Home Accommodation Cost Guide
Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide
Benefits for People with Disabilities
Medicare and Social Security Disability: Benefits for Disabled Individuals
American Association on Health and Disability
Local Doctor Finder: Search by Disability
Janitorial Cleaning Services
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National Association of Realtors®
Find a home, a Realtor®, a lender, helpful tips for home buyers and sellers and much more on this comprehensive site.
Non-resident Seller Withholding of Tax FAQ
Oregon Revised Statute 314.258 (2007 Enrolled House Bill 2592) provides for withholding of tax on certain real estate transactions of nonresident individuals and C corporations that do not do business in Oregon. This new law applies to conveyances that occur on or after January 1, 2008. The Oregon Department of Revenue provides a FAQ on this statute.
Oregon Association of Home Inspectors
A regional chapter of America's largest and most recognized organization for home inspectors, this site offers consumers information on home inspections, as well as guidelines on choosing a professional home inspector.
Oregon Real Estate Agency
The Oregon Real Estate Agency is the state agency responsible for regulating real estate activity, including licensing of real estate brokers and property managers.
Oregon Real Estate Forms (OREF)
OREF creates and manages real estate forms for the state of Oregon, including the sales agreement, seller's property disclosure, and more.
Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service
The Oregon State Bar can refer you to a lawyer who specializes in real estate matters. The referral service is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at 1-800-452-7636.
Portland Housing Center
The Portland Housing Center provides educational programs and financial counseling to people at all stages of homeownership.
RMLS™ is the Multiple Listing Service for the Portland Metropolitan area and Lane, Douglas, Curry, Coos, Hood River and Wasco Counties in Oregon as well as Clark, Skamania and Klickitat Counties in Washington. Their mission is to provide Realtor® members and the real estate industry with accurate and timely information and produce services that are cost effective, efficient and uniform. RMLS™ provides a searchable database of homes and member contact information to the general public.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The federal agency is responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, and for enforcing fair housing laws. Their site offers useful information on becoming a homeowner.
Comprehensive Insurance Guide
Unless you work in the insurance industry, you probably have a lot of questions about buying your first home policy. Understanding more about your options and how insurance companies operate should help you get the best possible deal.
The UK's No.1 Property Marketplace
Home Improvement Tips
Disabled Renters’ Housing Rights
The Ultimate Guide to Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
Disability Rights in Housing
Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities
Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
Fire Safety and Disabilities Guide
Learn About the Different Types of Service Dogs
How to Cope with Sudden Illness or Disability
Depression and Disability: A Practical Guide
The 45 Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse
How to Stay Physically Active: Aging Well with a Physical Disability
Top Tips for Getting Fit if You’re Disabled
The Science of Sleep: How Healthy Sleeping Habits Can Reduce Chronic Pain
The Center for Disability Empowerment
Disability Etiquette: Tips on Interacting with People with Disabilities
Violence Against Persons with Disabilities