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14.  What about shopping for homes on the Internet?

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14.  What about shopping for homes on the Internet?

You can begin your search without leaving the comfort of your current home. By reviewing listings online, you can decide which houses are worth visiting. Many listings have numerous pictures and some even have 360° panoramic images.

StreetWise Tip: Using the Internet to build a list of homes to look at is smart, but don’t purchase a home without actually checking it out in person. If you must make an offer before you can look at it, be sure that the offer contains a contingency that allows you to change your mind after you’ve seen the house.

Here are three sites to get you started.

  • DCU Realty "Home Search" allows you to find listed homes in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont that may meet your criteria. It's part of DCU's own real estate agency.

  • is the official site of the National Association of REALTORS®.

  • is another national site.

StreetWise Tip: The national sites want you to use them not only for finding a home; they want to be your one-stop shop for a mortgage, insurance, moving, and anything else related to buying a home. Make sure you do your homework properly before using any of these services.

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