This link will take you to USDA Rural Development’s Property Eligibility website so you can determine if the home you are interested in qualifies for a Rural Development Loan. (Rural Development Loans are one of the few 100% financing programs still available. There are income and property requirements associated with this type of mortgage. Be sure to talk to your loan officer to see if you qualify.)
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Settlement Costs Booklet explains the home-buying process, what a Good Faith Estimate (GFE) is, and what the various charges on the GFE are for.
14 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home (courtesy of the National Association of REALTORS®)
Home Buyer’s Handbook — A guide to the home buying process
TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) Sex Offender Registry — search to see if sex offenders live in the neighborhood you are looking to move to
Walkscore.com — Type in an address and see what restaurants, gas stations, shopping is within walking distance
Yelp.com — An online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know. Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what’s great — and not so great — in your world.
Search Warranty Deeds, Trust Deeds, etc. This site does require registration and a credit card to pay per document you wish to download.
Google Earth –Fly to any place around the world, see 3D buildings, imagery, and terrain, find cities, places, and local businesses
TDOT (Tennessee Department of Transportation)