Whom to Contact
How do I reach the IRS?
Where do I get information about finding a real estate attorney?
Where do I get information on homes with historic value?
Where do I get information on housing market stats?
How do I reach the IRS? [back to top]
To reach the Internal Revenue Service, call (800) TAX-1040; irs.gov.
Where do I get information about finding a real estate attorney? [back to top]
To find a real estate attorney, contact your local bar association, which may offer local referral services. You may also ask friends or your real estate agent for their recommendations. When you have several names, call each to find out about fees and their level of experience.
Where do I get information on homes with historic value? [back to top]
For information about homes with historic value, contact the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, D.C. at (202) 588-6000; nationaltrust.org.
Where do I get information on housing market stats? [back to top]
A real estate agent is a good source for finding out the status of the local housing market. So is your statewide association of Realtors, most of which are continuously compiling such statistics from local real estate boards.
For overall housing statistics, U.S. Housing Markets (meyersgroup.com) regularly publishes quarterly reports on home building and home buying. Your local builders association probably gets this report. Finally, check with the U.S. Bureau of the Census in Washington, D.C.; (301) 763-3199; census.gov. The Chicago Title company also has published a pamphlet, "Who's Buying Homes in America." Write Chicago Title 601 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32204; (888) 934-3354; ctic.com.