For anyone looking to purchase or sell a home, understanding how the system works and the terminology that goes with it could provide an edge.
The World Wide Web is a rich resource for homebuyers and sellers to navigate the process.
Here are a few sites that might prove useful:
Federal Trade Commission • Spotlights tips for selecting a real estate professional to sell a home, at http://1.usa.gov/WSVYEM
Nolo • Discusses buying and selling a home, home ownership and more, at http://bit.ly/yOEyLM
RealEstateABC.com • Features library with topic areas related to buying and selling homes, at http://www.realestateabc.com
The Real Estate Library • Offers a number of real estate tools for buyers and sellers, at http://relibrary.com/main_page.asp