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7 Websites to Use on Your Next House Hunt

Stacy Harrison | May 31, 2017

There’s a lot you can do to prepare and research your house hunting process. While your Realtor has access to Realtor-only websites and databases to help them find you the perfect home, you can also do plenty of planning to ensure a productive search.

One of the most popular home-viewing websites out there, Zillow let’s you see anything from tax and previous sales records to a Google Maps view of the neighborhood. You can view your neighbors’ estimated home values, as well as information about the town at a glance. Zillow also makes it easy to save and share houses with your Realtor, friends, and family.

In addition to Zillow, Howard Hanna’s home search is robust and offers lots of information. Howard Hanna’s websites tends to have more up-to-date listing status (such as if it’s active, contingent, or pending) than any other websites. You’ll find easy search options for public sales and tax records and community information to help you with your search. Howard Hanna also offers mortgage, insurance, and title services which are well worth researching.

For a more in-depth look at the town and greater area you’re looking at, Trulia offers median sales prices, sale trends, crime stats, demographics, school data, and more. If you’re looking for something specific in your new neighborhood, using Trulia is a must!

Want even more information about your new neighborhood? Research crime data so you’re confident your new home is located in a safe area.

Organize your wants, needs, and other notes in a Pinterest board. Using visual notes, especially when it comes to features you want in your new home, makes it easy to communicate with the rest of your family and Realtor for your home search.

Once you find your dream home, use for inspiration on renovations and other home projects! They offer great resources to update and perfect your new home, whether you’re a DIYer or planning on hiring a professional.

No list is complete without this website! Me and my team work hard to provide valuable information about Chagrin Falls, Hunting Valley, Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, Solon, and more. From area-specific events to mortgage process details, and from restaurant guides to spring cleaning schedules, we’re here to help!


This list offers plenty of information on your prospective house, neighborhood, and city, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for in a new home. Don’t forget to communicate clearly with your Realtor so you’re both working towards a happy purchase.


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