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Property Assessment Directory

www.propertyassessmentdirectory.com

It’s not the prettiest site, but it has the goods.  This site is a large link directory to property assessment sites around the country.  Most are county sites, but there are a few aggregate sites as well.

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2008 Great Places in America

http://www.planning.org/greatplaces/index.htm

The American Planning Association “celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.”–From the web site.

Interactive Neighborhood Watch

www.familywatchdog.us

This site was developed by John Walsh from “America’s Most Wanted.”  The site provides information to the public as an interactive neighborhood watch program.

Two on Foreclosures

From Philip Williams (Cordova):

Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure

www.hud.gov/foreclosure/

Foreclosure Resources for Consumers

www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/foreclosure/default.htm

“There has been much interest in foreclosures lately and these two websites,  the first from the United States Housing and Urban Development Administration and the other one from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, provide consumer information on foreclosures and links to helpful sites.  The information on these websites should be able to answer most questions our customers might have, and the HUD site offers some telephone numbers consumer can call for counseling.”

Subprime Mortgage Market Overview

www.federalreserve.gov/Boarddocs/speeches/2007/20070517/default.htm

This is the text of a speech given by Chairman Ben S. Bernanke in May, 2007, that gives very good overview of the subprime mortgage market–its development, recent issues, and possible regulatory responses.

Missing Money

Submitted by Doris Dixon (Raleigh):

www.missingmoney.com

From the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), this free site offers a database to search for unclaimed property nationwide.

Tennessee Real Estate Commission

http://state.tn.us/commerce/boards/trec/

This site provides information on getting a real estate license in Tennessee, from meeting requirements to taking the exam.  Users can also look up a license or file a complaint.

Antenna Structure Locator

Thanks to Rozann Turner (LINC) for passing this along!

http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrRegistrationSearch.jsp

The FCC provides this resource to help people locate antenna structures and wireless towers nationwide. Most useful is the search by city and state, although users can also search by registration number or geographic coordinates.

Zillow.com

www.zillow.com

Use Zillow to find property values nationwide.  Users can search for a specific address or browse by city, ZIP, or street.  The site combines property values and satellite maps to provide a composite look at any given area.