• Real Estate Internet Resources

    DATA

    • American Council of Life Insurers : ACLI
    • www.acli.org - Statistics on commercial mortgage commitments including contract rate, bond equivalent yield, basis-point spread, debt coverage, loan to value ratio and capitalization rate (quarterly) by property types.
    • Bluebook International
    • www.bluebook.net - The Bluebook -- Residential Cost Data URAR cost approach challenges.
    • Builder Online
    • www.builderonline.com - Home sale predictions and information for the home building industry and vital economic statistics for the home building industry
    • American Housing Survey (AHS) – 2001 - COMPS from the U.S. Census Bureau
    • www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/ahs/ - National and metropolitan data on residential vacancies, number of rooms, rents, mobile homes, median value of home and occupancy demographics
    • Building-Cost.net
    • www.building-cost.net - Online estimates for home construction and replacement costs that include materials, design, quality, size, shape, heating, cooling, and geographic area
    • CB Richard Ellis
    • www.cbre.com - Partners with Torto Wheaton; free global commercial and industrial market info
    • CCIM Institute: CCIM
    • www.ccim.com - Sale/lease comps
    • Census of Housing – 2000 – Includes Census and American Fact Finder
    • www.census.gov/hhes/www/housing/census/ - Housing characteristics including tables of the past 60 years
    • Colliers International Market Reports
    • www.colliers.com - Free quarterly reports on economic commercial property and includes city submarkets
    • Commercial Property News
    • directories.vnuemedia.com/cpnsurvey/ - Lists surveys from top real estate developers; leading hotel companies; leading industrial real estate investors and developers; top buyers of commercial real estate; leading brokerage firms; top direct lenders; top mortgage bankers and brokers; subscription to DATA Center, commercial including hospitality information; search by regions, property type, financial, and business specialty.
    • Commercial Real Estate Outlook from NAR Research Division
    • www.realtor.org - Cap and vacancy rates for commercial properties
    • CoStar
    • www.nrbonline.com - CoStar Property Professional Commercial comps, maps, and aerials. Detailed information on all property types including apartments, retail, and land.
    • Cushman & Wakefield MarketBeat Snapshot
    • www.cushmanwakefield.com - Highlights market and submarket property statistics in the subscriber's chosen location
    • DataPlace
    • www.dataplace.org - Free online source for housing and demographic data sourced from U.S. Census tracts and includes maps
    • Data Quick
    • www.dataquick.com - Residential database of sale comps, and avm multiple data sources with detailed property information
    • Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, US.: Housing and Urban Development: HUD
    • www.hud.gov - Regulations and forms for buying, renting, fair housing, and home improvements
    • Dodge Marketplace: McGraw Hill Construction Company
    • www.fwdodge.com - Construction analysis, forecasts, trends and current cost estimate service for construction and improvements
    • Dollars & Cents of Multifamily Housing
    • www.uli.org - Income and expense data for commercial rental units and shopping centers
    • eNeighborhoods PowerSuite
    • www.eneighborhoods.com - Reports, market analyses, and maps for neighborhoods
    • Fannie Mae: FNMA
    • www.fanniemae.com - Online tools, rules, guidelines, and secondary mortgage services
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA
    • www.fema.gov - Disaster information from the Department of Homeland Security
    • FEMA Reference Materials
    • www.fema.gov/library - Maps, publications, photographs, audio and video clips, and other information
    • Federal Housing Administration: FHA
    • FFIEC
    • www.ffiec.gov and www.ffiec.gov/Geocode/ - Census demographic, census income, census population, and census housing
    • Freddie Mac: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
    • www.freddiemac.com - Corporate services and information on residential secondary mortgage market information and earnings
    • Ginnie Mae: GNMA
    • www.ginniemae.gov - Secondary mortgage-backed securities
    • Global Real Analytics
    • www.graglobal.com - Historical data for prices, rents, and cap rates. For most markets, time series goes back to 1985. National Real Estate Index. NREI Value and rent monitor, market history report, metro market outlook, market score forecast, and custom data set.
    • Grubb & Ellis
    • www.grubb-ellis.com - Free reports on vacancy, absorption rates, rent, sales price
    • Hanley-Wood Market Intelligence
    • www.hwmarketintelligence.com - Free housing market information
    • Historical Census of Housing Tables Home Values: Median home values for 60 years
    • State and County Quick Facts
    • quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/ - Search by state for facts on people, business, and geography
    • Housing Topics
    • www.census.gov/hhes/www/ - Includes vacancies, housing survey, and apartment market absorption
    • HUD Programs
    • www.hud.gov/funds/ - Multi-housing and single-family housing programs
    • Institute of Real Estate Management: IREM
    • www.irem.org - Income and expense analysis for conventional apartments, federally assisted apartments, condos, office buildings, and shopping centers
    • Integra Realty Resources: IRR
    • www.irr.com - Commercial cap rate discussion in Viewpoint
    • Internal Revenue Service: IRS
    • www.irs.gov - Forms, statistics, and bulletins by topics, and other information for charities and other nonprofits, corporations, individuals, professionals, partnerships, and small business
    • Korpacz Real Estate Investor Survey: Price Waterhouse Coopers
    • www.pwcreval.com - Cap rates, cash flow assumptions, and market information
    • Local Population Statistics and Maps: U.S. Census
    • Government, U.S. Maps from Census: Maps by Zip Code
    • LoopNet
    • www.loopnet.com - Commercial leases and sales
    • Market Data Center
    • www.marketdatacenter.com - Sale records, taxes, property characteristics and tax assessor records for residential properties in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York, Oklahoma City, St. Louis, and Tulsa; includes sales records, tax information, property characteristics and access to county assessor records
    • Marcus & Millichap Group
    • www.marcusmillichap.com - Free local market reports for office, hotel, apartment, etc., and includes employment, construction, vacancy, and rent
    • Marshall and Swift: The Building Cost People
    • www.marshallswift.com - Residential and commercial appraisal solutions
    • Moody’s
    • www.moodys.com/cust/ - Independent credit ratings, research, and financial information for capital markets
    • Mortgage 101
    • www.mortgage101.com/Articles/ - Web site for different commercial classes that includes links to CoStar
    • Mortgage Asset Research Institute: MARI
    • www.mari-inc.com - Information provider on mortgages and mortgage fraud
    • NAR Research Division
    • www.realtor.org - Free housing information and statistics
    • National Association of Home Builders
    • www.nahb.com - New housing starts, prices, construction costs, financing, and economic forecasts
    • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts: NAREI
    • www.nareit.com - Free stats on individual REITS and industry as a whole
    • Partnership Profiles
    • www.partnershipprofiles.com - Minority interest and family limited partnership data
    • Price Waterhouse Coopers: Korpacz Real Estate Investor Survey
    • www.pwcreval.com - Yield and dividend comparisons, key value indicators by market, marketing time, forecast periods, and growth rates and reports covering retail, office, industrial, multifamily, and net lease markets and cap rates
    • Real Capital Markets
    • realcapitalmarkets.com and Real Capital Analytics www.rcanalytics.com - Data on real estate investment markets for hotels, office, industrial, retail, and apartments
    • Real Estate Exchange.com
    • www.realestateexchange.com - Online price and mortgage information for business and commercial properties
    • Real Estate Research Corporation: RERC
    • www.rerc.com - In collaboration with Counselors of Real Estate; quarterly investment survey which includes cap rates for income-producing properties; historical data
    • RealEra.net
    • www.realera.net - Data Library: public data sources; market rents and vacancy rates, census data, retail store locations, recent leases and sales, and crime rates, and customized maps
    • Realty Rates.com
    • www.RealtyRates.com - Quarterly publication of national mortgage and equity requirements, cap and discount rates, reserve requirements, and interim financing rates for income; Reed construction cost estimates and data
    • REIS
    • www.reis.com - Property news and rent and sales comparisons for office, industrial, multifamily (134 market areas), and retail
    • Site To Do Business
    • www.stdbinc.com - Online source of comprehensive commercial real estate information and applications from CCIM
    • Remodeling Online
    • www2.remodeling.hw.net - Current construction cost news and products
    • Standard and Poors (S&P)
    • www2.standardandpoors.com - Indices\Case-Shiller Metro Area Home Price Indices and free neighborhood housing stock info, and average and aggregate values
    • Storetrax.com
    • www.storetrax.com - Online retail database
    • Torto Wheaton Research
    • www.tortowheatonresearch.com - Partners with CB Richard Ellis; research data on office, industrial, multi-housing, hotel, and retail
    • U.S. Census Bureau
    • www.census.gov - Statistics from the latest census
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Income
    • www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/ - By state: median family income by family size or wage earners
    • U.S. Occupational Outlook Handbook

    MAPS

    • BonData
    • www.bondata.com - Features geographic information systems and census tract maps
    • British Columbia Floodplain Mapping Program
    • srmwww.gov.bc.ca/rib/wat/fpm/ - Floodplain maps and associated design briefs
    • Digital Media Service/Floodmaps
    • www.floodmaps.com - Online flood data and FEMA maps
    • Enviro Mapper
    • www.epa.gov/enviro/html/em/ - Free online maps from EPA for a wide range of environmental information
    • ESRI
    • www.esri.com - GIS and mapping software
    • FEMA Maps: Federal Emergency Management Agency (Some areas are very out-of-date)
    • www.fema.gov/hazard/map/ - Public access to online hazard maps including earthquake, hurricane, and flood. Data exchange site, and GIS mapping products and data
    • FFIEC
    • www.ffiec.gov and www.ffiec.gov/Geocode/ - Recent flood map information and census demographic, census income, census population, and census housing
    • Flood Maps Online
    • www.floodmaps.com - From Digital Media Services, nationwide coverage, census tract included, printable maps
    • Government, U.S. Maps from Census
    • factfinder.census.gov - Maps by zip code
    • Policy Maps
    • www.policymap.com - Local and national maps by categories of data
    • TIGER: Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing - from U.S. Census Bureau
    • www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/ - Census and GIS maps
    • Flood Insights
    • www.floodinsights.com - Monthly updated maps for flood zones
    • Google Maps
    • maps.google.com - Free aerial search by location, business, index
    • Land Voyage
    • www.landvoyage.com - Aerial photos, satellite images, aeronautical charts, and public land maps
    • MapQuest
    • www.mapquest.com - Street maps and aerial photos
    • National Geodetic Survey (NGS)
    • ngs.woc.noaa.gov - Aerial photograph survey near airports and coastal regions; maps and charts specifically for transportation and navigation, and standards for geodetic systems
    • National Resources Conservation Service
    • soils.usda.gov - Department of Agriculture soil maps
    • NOAA Satellite and Information Service
    • noaasis.noaa.gov/NOAASIS/ml/ - Information page in form of questions includes close-up satellite imagery
    • Rockford Map Publishers
    • www.rockfordmap.com - Land ownership and plata data for public and private sectors
    • Spot Image
    • www.spot.com - Optical satellite images for cartography, defense, agriculture, identifying cadastral parcels, urban planning, telecommunications, the environment, and disaster management
    • The National Atlas
    • www.nationalatlas.gov - From the U.S. Geological Survey
    • The National Map
    • www.nationalmap.gov - From the U.S. Geological Survey
    • U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey: National Geologic Map Database
    • ngmdb.usgs.gov - Earth resources, geophysics, geochemistry, and marine geology