How to buy your first real estate property in the US
The US government’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking to help consumers and investors with property listings, property transfers and refinancing in the next few weeks.BLM will hold a series of public webinars on Thursday, June 2nd, on its Property Transfer Resource Center website, which will focus on information about property transfers, property listings and refinancings.
The agency is also asking consumers to fill out an online survey about how to best use the portal.BLMs website is an online platform that allows consumers to easily access information on property transfers across the country, property transfer and refinance, and other regulatory aspects of real estate.
The portal has more than 70,000 properties, including properties in cities across the nation.
The survey, which closes on June 8, will focus primarily on property transfer issues, but the agency is encouraging people to share their experiences using the portal and the site with the agency.
The Bureau of Lands Management, which administers BLM, says the website offers real estate agents, homeowners and property managers the ability to conduct online property transfer services, transfer funds, apply for mortgage insurance and purchase new property through the portal or through the site.BLMS has been working to help homeowners and investors find and apply for real estate transfers for several years, and has launched a suite of tools, such as the Property Transfer and Loan Tracker app, that allow consumers to access and manage their transfer requests and transactions.
The bureau has been pushing real estate companies to create their own webinases for their property transfer applications and properties, but not all companies have been interested in providing such tools.
In March, the Bureau of Realtors, a real estate industry trade group, launched a new online portal called Real Estate Transfer Resource, which includes more than 1,000 property transfer products and services and is aimed at helping buyers and sellers.BLMA and REALTORS are also partnering to launch a real-estate transfer site called the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), which will allow consumers, real estate managers and investors to buy and sell their real estate, as well as transfer money to and from other real estate assets.
The BLM website is the latest effort by the bureau to help real estate buyers and the financial industry.
In April, the agency unveiled a new website for homeowners and other real-world users that will allow them to search for property, make real estate investment and mortgage-related documents, and view a range of information about real estate in the country.