Top 50 Web Forums for Construction and Real Estate Professionals

If you’re interested in residential or commercial construction, or if you want to commit to some serious real estate investments, you can find answers to your questions at just about any online forum about construction and real estate. The following top 50 Web forums for those two topics include alternative building options, real estate investment possibilities, and forums that provide tips from the best in contracting and construction.

Park Lafayette ConstructionConstruction Forums

  1. Builder’s Talk: The Screwfix Community offers discussion for topics focused on building, remodeling and general all-around fixing.
  2. Construction Resource Forum: This is a user-friendly forum for homeowners, buyers, sellers and contractors.
  3. DIY Chatroom: A great forum to discuss all aspects about add-ons, remodeling and design.
  4. Ghar Expert Forum: No matter if you’re building a new home or remodeling, you can get ideas and answers from this forum.
  5. Great Possibilities Construction Industry Forums: Enjoy construction tips as well as issues such as contracts and other legalities and home improvement.
  6. Remodel Crazy Forum: This forum may appeal to both construction workers and DIY remodelers.
  7. Owner-Builder Forums: Learn about construction budgeting, bargain strategies, scheduling and more from other participants in this forum.
  8. Ridgid Construction Discussion Forum: The discussions on this forum range from construction to home improvement.
  9. SkyscraperPage Forum: Since 1999, SkyscraperPage.com’s forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities for development news and construction activity.
  10. Taunton Press Breaktime: Fine homebuilding for beginners and for experts.

Home ConstructionContractor Forums

  1. Contractor City Forums: Contractors can find topics that range from construction contracts to coaching and jobs.
  2. Contractor Talk: This forum is part of a larger portal that contains blogs, projects, reviews and news.
  3. Construction Contractors Community: Tap into contractor talk, help and solutions in topics that range from Internet marketing to window cleaning and everything in between.
  4. ECN Electrical Forum: This is a discussion forum for electricians, inspectors and related professionals.
  5. Electrician Talk: This is one of the most popular electrical contractors’ forums, for the professional.
  6. Mike Holt’s Forum: Mike Holt worked his way up through the electrical trade from apprentice electrician through electrical contractor to become one of the most recognized experts in electrical power installations.
  7. My Contractor List: This forum covers all aspects of the building trade, and includes a special spot for professionals only.
  8. Paint Talk: Professional painters meet here to discuss all types of painting issues, inside and out.

Horniman Green BuildingAlternative Building Forums

  1. Free Design Build Forum: Discuss plans for small home, cabin or cottage design with the folks who participate in this forum.
  2. GFRC Forum: GFRC is an ultra-strong composite made of Portland cement infused with randomly dispersed glass fibers that reinforce the concrete and increase its load-bearing capacity. Users need to register.
  3. Green Building Forum: Join this forum and benefit from discussions with thousands of other green building fans and discounts on green building.
  4. Green Building Talk: This site’s forums are on the menu to the right, and include residential, commercial, design and planning and building and construction.
  5. Historic Preservation Learning Portal Forum: This forum is a small part of a larger site, with a focus on historic preservation for residential and commercial buildings.
  6. Home Builder Implode-O-Meter: On the alternative side, lean back and learn about the frustrations others have endured with home building across the nation.
  7. Lean Construction Forum: This forum is for anyone to engage in a dialogue on lean construction by sharing information and best practices.
  8. Log Home Builders Association: This forum is jammed with discussion in the public section, including topics such as homesteading, solar energy and alternative power and general discussion about log homes and cabins.
  9. National Trust for Historic Preservation Forum: You must be a forum member to participate in this forum about preservation of historic buildings and districts.
  10. Western North Carolina Green Building Forums: For those of you ready to take that next step and either build a new green home or green your existing home, this is your forum.

Frank Lloyd Wright Robie HouseArchitectural and Design Forums

  1. Archinect Discussion Forum: Students, contractors, designers and voyeurs visit this list to learn more about various architectural issues.
  2. Cyburbia Urban Planning Community: And interesting group that discusses urban planning, including planners, architects, students, urbanists and city officials.
  3. Design Community Forums: An amazing list of forums that ranges from architecture to local environment.
  4. Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design: Use this site to learn about current West Coast trends and to discuss issues and design problems.
  5. McGraw Hill Construction Community: These discussion forums, which are open to all, include such topics as green building projects, virtual design, practice matters and a forum for younger architects.
  6. Residential Landscape Lighting and Design Forum: Learn more about curb appeal, landscape design and special lighting for commercial and residential spaces at this forum.

Real EstateReal Estate Investment Forums

  1. Agents Online Real Estate Idea Center: You name it, this forum has it…everything the real estate broker, agent and home owner might need to know about home improvements, investments and sales.
  2. Appraisers Forum: This is the premiere online community for real estate appraisers, talking about everything from education to financing. Commercial and residential properties included.
  3. Bigger Pockets Forums: The BiggerPockets Forums contain the answers to your real estate investing and other real estate-related questions. With 320,708 posts in 51,616 topics, across 336 forums, ours is the most comprehensive investing discussion area online.
  4. Foreclosure.com Real Estate Exchange Forum: Don’t let this forum fool you — topics include foreclosures, but also topics on how to stop foreclosures, real estate marketing and more.
  5. HGTV’s Buying & Selling Homes Message Board: Post your mortgage questions, appraisals, home inspections, locations, real estate issues. No topic too broad.
  6. Overseas Property Investment Forum: Can’t find what you want stateside? Just look overseas, and let the folks at this forum help you find the property of your dreams.
  7. Real Estate Forum: This forum bills itself as “The ‘ORIGINAL’ Real Estate Social Network since 2005 and your #1 Resource for all things Real Estate.”
  8. Real Estate Investor Forums: This forum is a great place to learn and share knowledge in all types of real estate investments, including rehabbing, wholesales, foreclosures and remodeling to flip.
  9. Real Estate Law Forum: Get free legal advice about everything from buying and selling a home to neighbors and boundaries.
  10. REI Club Forums: Topics include creative real estate, wholesaling, 1031 exchanges, asset protection, commercial real estate, hard money lenders, IRA investing, landlording, lease options, mobile homes, no money down, owner financing, rehabbing, tax liens, and more.

Discovery Green ParkLocation-Specific Real Estate Forums

  1. Chicago Real Estate Forum — Illinois Realty Talk Community: If you’re seeking property investments and building possibilities in the Big Windy, then this forum is up your alley.
  2. Houston Realty Forum: This is a discussion board for Houston, TX and surrounding cities.
  3. METRO: The real estate forum for NY, NJ, CT buyers, sellers and owners.
  4. Seattle Real Estate: News and discussion about real estate and the housing bubble in the Seattle, Washington area.
  5. Syracuse Real Estate Forum: Discuss this New York City’s real estate and real estate transactions.
  6. The Tucson Real Estate Forum: Real estate issues, sales and purchases specific to the Tucson, Arizona region.

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