Welcome To Port Town Estate

We are a national news site dedicated to collecting and reporting on stories and news in the mortgage industry. We were set up to act as a resource for everyone who is involved, from a professional level, to of course, home buyers and sellers.

Our site started off life as a real life paper publication in 1999 and switched to a fully digital version in 2010. Now we reach around 10,000 people every month and have an ever growing number of subscribers.

Where to Find Homes Online

Almost 90% of home buyers begin their search online. If you don’t know which website to go, this article will be very helpful. Here are a few websites that can help you in finding your dream house: 



You can’t go wrong visiting this website. This is the official site of the National Association of Realtors, which means that the information you get from here is accurate and updated. The website contains extensive listing services across the country. Over the years, this website has built a reputation for being a credible source of information for many clients. 


If you are looking for a website where all listings are categorically arranged, homefinder.com is the answer. Their listings are organized into different classifications which include single-family houses, condo units, new constructions, and classifieds which is helpful for home buyers who are not decided yet what type of listing they want to search. The website also contains helpful blog and chat services where the staff can guide you through the entire buying process. 



Trulia has a user-friendly interface where you can find listings viewable in photo, list, and even map formats. They also provide relevant information not just on the listing but also about the neighborhood where the house is located. Information such as the crime rate, price trends, school reviews, and even reviews for the residents are also being featured in each listing. They also added a “Find an Agent” feature which allows you to view the profiles of the agents and contact them if you want to. 


This website gain its popularity because it makes searching for different properties very easy.  The listings in this website are grouped into homes for sale, units for rent, recently sold home values, and a directory of real estate agents to help in your search. Other important information such as the demography of the neighborhood is presented in a graph which is easy to understand.



Aside from providing a listing, this website is known for citing in-depth demographic information and market analysis for the community. Important data about the neighborhood including the average commute time, weather-related accidents, different amenities, and the current market trends are being presented. Listings are grouped by all kinds of criteria. 



Zillow is very helpful in checking the property value.  It also shows the exact location of the house for sale through Google Earth views. Users can also join an online community where they can ask questions and get advice in buying a house. 

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