General Home Buying Info
Freddie Mac offers a ton of information for home buyers in all aspects of the process. Their website is a wealth of information for first time home buyers to seasoned buyers.
Hud Home Store will show you all foreclosures currently for sale that were backed by government loans. Type in your state and county, and you will have access to all the information you need including the bidding period.
Auction.com is an excellent resource for all types of foreclosures. Again, type in your city and state, and you will have access to all information needed. Note: Auctions typically are cash only purchases.
FEMA Flood Map - check if a property is in a flood zone and will require flood insurance
Texas Railroad Commission – East Texas is full of old oil wells and gas lines. This site will allow you to see potential issues under the ground.