Zillow.com – Find general information about your property, including approximate value and how it compares to others in your area.

DQNews.com – Research the current and past market conditions on your property, including regional trends and other real estate news.

Tax Assessor Websites:

LA County Tax Assessor (http://assessor.lacounty.gov/)

Orange County Tax Assessor (http://tax.ocgov.com/tcweb/search_page.asp)

Riverside County Tax Assessor (http://www.countytreasurer.org/)


California State Contractors Board-Verify your contractor’s license; also offers building guidelines, tips and warnings regarding standard accepted practices (http://www.cslb.ca.gov/)

HomeWyse.com-Consumer resource for Service and Materials Cost and guide for home improvement; cost estimator (http://www.homewyse.com/local/los_angeles_ca_remodeling_costs.html)-remodeling)

Remodeling Magazine cost estimator, by region and national average (http://www.remodeling.hw.net/2013/costvsvalue/division/pacific.aspx)

EPA’s Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home (http://www.epa.gov/iedmold1/moldguide.html)


California Dept. of Real Estate: DRE Guide to the Foreclosure Process (http://www.dre.ca.gov/files/pdf/foreclosure_guide2010_RE15.pdf)

NOLO-Legal information on foreclosure including FAQs and explanation of terms (http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/foreclosure)

HUD (US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) Avoiding Foreclosure; lists options and government resources (http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/avoiding_foreclosure)


US Bankruptcy Court’s Bankruptcy Basics (http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/Bankruptcy/BankruptcyBasics.aspx)

NOLO-Legal information on bankruptcy including FAQs and explanation of terms (http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/bankruptcy)

Wills, Trusts and Probates:

Los Angeles Superior Court; offers general information, court rules, forms and fees (http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/Probate/UI/)

NOLO-Legal information on wills, trusts and estates including FAQs and explanation of terms (http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/wills-trusts-estates)

California Probate Code (http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.html/prob_table_of_contents.html)


NOLO-Legal information for landlords, including lease forms, management, and screening (http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/landlords)

AOA (Apartment Owners Association of California)-Information for landlords on apartment rentals, including legal and screening (http://www.aoausa.com/)

DCA-California Department of Consumer Affairs’ resource guide for landlords (http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/)