Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Double Coverage in Kiplinger's

The March 2007 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance is on the shelves, and features a story about how home sellers can get an edge in today’s market. It has a sidebar featuring five “top sites” for buyers and sellers, two of which are and

Straight from the magazine:

If you want to pare down the list of neighborhoods in which you'd like to settle, can help you with much of the legwork. The site provides statistics on the community's median age and income, population and education, as well as information on local schools and businesses. It also shows houses that have recently sold and provides an aerial view of homes for sale. can give you an estimate of what your house is worth - a good starting point if you're looking to put your home on the market. Unlike sites that rely on public records, which are often outdated or simply inaccurate, forwards your information to a real estate professional who knows your market. An emailed report estimates the value of your home and provides historical sales data for comparable homes in your area.