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Real Estate Industry: A Resource Guide


Remodeling or “home improvement" building projects involve improving the structure of an existing home, or involve improvements to the grounds. These projects may include upgrades, maintenance and repair, adding living space, or creating energy savings.

The general collections of the Library of Congress are rich in print materials on the of real estate research. The following list of materials focus on real estate construction. The books listed below link to fuller bibliographic information for each item in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are provided when available.


The following list includes both U.S. and overseas associations and organizations involved in the real estate field.

Government Resources

Real estate and mortgages are heavily regulated on the local, regional, and federal level. As such, materials from government agencies can enhance your research on these topics.