By CHUCK MYERS/MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE
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. http://www.ftc.gov/bc/edu/pubs/consumer/homes/zrea01.shtm
• Nolo: Discusses buying and selling a home, home ownership and more. http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/real-estate-rental-property
• RealEstateABC.com: Features library with a variety of topic areas related to buying and selling homes. http://www.realestateabc.com
• The Real Estate Library: Offers a number of real estate tools for buyers and sellers. http://relibrary.com/main_page.asp