Real Estate

Whether you are a buyer, a renter, a seller, a homeowner, or an investor, find out how to more easily navigate the world of real estate using these library and web resources.

Barron’s Real Estate Licensing Exams    Every landlord's legal guide    Every landlord's legal guide    Investing in real estate      Managing rental properties for maximum profit


Selling your house in a tough market : 10 strategies that work    Nolo's essential guide to buying your first home     Real estate handbook    The ABC's of property management : what you need to know to maximize your money now     The complete real estate encyclopedia : from AAA-tenant to zoning regulations and everything in between

Catalog Topics

Real estate
Real estate business
Landlord and tenant
Real estate management
Home ownership
House selling
Rental housing


Gale Insurance & Liability Collection
This collection of journals takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.

EBSCO's Business Source Complete
EBSCO's Business Source Complete provides a collection of bibliographic and full text content containing comprehensive coverage for scholarly business journals as far back as 1886. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

Gale Business & Company Resource Center
Gale's Business and Company Resource Center brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.



This Old House

MagazinesHouse BeautifulBetter Homes & Gardens

Print Magazines 

Better Homes & Gardens
House Beautiful
This Old House

Online Magazines

Journal of Property Management in Business & Company Resource Center from 1/1/1989 to present.
Journal of Real Estate Economics in Business Source Complete from 4/1/1988 to 1 year ago.
Journal of Real Estate Literature in Business Source Complete from 7/1/1988 to present.
Journal of Real Estate Research in Business Source Complete from 9/1/1986 to present.
Real Estate & Investment Week in Business & Company Resource Center from 2/1/2009 to present.
Real Estate Weekly in General OneFile from 5/1/1991 to present.


City of Alexandria’s Department of Real Estate Assessment
The City’s Department of Real State Assessment site includes real estate forms and a searchable database of the assessed property values within the City.

City of Alexandria’s Office of Housing
The City’s Office of Housing coordinates and administers City housing and housing-related programs and services. The site includes housing reports, landlord-tenant guides, and the latest Apartment Survey.

Virginia Housing Search
Launched 2009 by the Commonwealth of Virginia, this housing locator site provides detailed information about rental properties and helps people find housing to best fit their needs.

HUD in Virginia
Learn about homeownership, rental assistance, and homebuying programs at this site.

Virginia Assessor and Property Tax Records Directory
Searchable property assessment database to look up home ownership and tax records of a property in Virginia.

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors
Northern Virginia Association of Realtors site provides resources for brokers and clients and includes agent listings, news, articles, and a calendar of events.

U.S. Census Bureau on Housing
The contains statistics and reports from the US Census Bureau on housing, construction, and demographics, including the “American Housing Survey”, the most comprehensive national housing survey in the United States.

Federal Housing Finance Agency
Federal Housing Finance Agency site includes information resources for homebuyers and homeowners, housing industry professionals, investors, and researchers.

Sperling’s Best Places
Statistical and comparative reports on the cost of living, crime, cities, schools and more are ranked and rated at this site.

The National Association of Realtors
The National Association of Realtors site provides home listings for buyers and sellers.

Area Vibes
AreaVibes ranks cities and neighborhoods in the United States. The top cities are selected by what matters most: lots of local amenities, low crime rates, inexpensive cost of living, great schools, low unemployment rates, affordable housing and sunny weather.

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