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Local Associations

Click a link to find out about local government, laws, lenders, real estate agents and more:

  1. Orange County Bar Association: The OCBA provides legal information to the citizens of Orange County and assures the quality and availability of its services to the general public.
  2. Florida A&M University, College of Law
  3. Joshua: The Florida Supreme Court's Web site contains information about the Court and links to other governmental and legal sites.
  4. The Florida Bar: The Florida Bar online is designed to serve Florida lawyers and the public. The Real Property and Probate Section has its own Web site which can be found at www.flabarrpptl.org.
  5. DIRT: A Web site for real estate lawyers containing useful information about real estate law and cases throughout the country.
  6. FindLaw.com: Real Estate Law news and other legal information is contained here.
  7. Hieros Gamos: A comprehensive legal resource center.
  8. Law Guru: Offers lawyers a wealth of free research tools, as well as a bulletin board feature.
  9. Lawyers' Weekly: This Web site posts the online version of a publication serving sole practitioners and small firms, offering coverage of court decisions, legislation, litigation trends and practice management information.

  1. City of Orlando: The official site for the City of Orlando includes useful local information covering a variety of topics, from city departments to neighborhoods to visitor information.
  2. Orange County Web site: The official site for Orange County includes useful local information, such as utilities and local government pages.
  3. Orange County Property Appraiser's Office: Provides users with instant access to possible tax exemptions, record searches and useful property tax forms.
  4. Orange County Property Tax Q&A
  5. Orange County Growth Management Department: This site provides information for planning, zoning, community development and much more.
  6. Orange County Growth Management Department- Building Division: This site deals with codes, FAQs, and general building information.
  7. Florida Building Code: Through this site, real estate professionals can gain access to the Florida Building Code, as well as related documents on surcharges, product approval and license search.
  8. Orange County Office of Emergency Management: This site provides information on programs developed to save lives and protect property in the event of an emergency or disaster.
  9. Lake County Government, Board of County Commissioners: The official site for Lake County includes useful local information, such as utilities and local government pages.
  10. Osceola County Online: The official Web site of Osceola County Government.
  11. Seminole County Web site

Click a link below for more information on Central Florida area real estate, or to find a Realtor® who serves the community that you're interested in:
  1. Central Florida Regional Realtor® Association
  2. Orlando Women's Council of Realtors®

  1. Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando
  2. Home Builders Association of Lake County
  3. Florida Home Builders Association: official site of the FHBA.
  4. American Builders Network, Florida

From mortgages to settlement costs, Central Florida homebuyers can find helpful information at the following sites:
  1. Central Florida Chapter Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers
  2. Mortgage Bankers Association of Central Florida
  3. Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers: Offers consumers a wealth of info on various real estate-related topics, from mortgages to settlement costs.

Real estate is about more than just Realtors®, lenders and lawyers. Find out more about this complex subject under the links below:
  1. Housing & Urban Development: A wealth of information can be found at this site designed to educate buyers, sellers and owners of homes.
  2. American Society of Home Inspectors: This site explains why you should have your home inspected before you make the final decision to buy or sell.

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