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Real Estate Links

 

Governmental

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) -Banking law, federal regulations; FDIC publications, statistics on banks and banking, regulations and the quarterly Survey of Real Estate Trends.

Federal Housing Authority (FHA) - Information about buying and financing residential real estate using Federal Housing Administration insured mortgages, and about servicing these loans; includes RESPA statute and regulations, escrow accounting procedures, proposed and final HUD rules and regulations.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) -Information on the national flood insurance program, disaster management and recovery and geographical mapping of flood/disaster zones. Includes forms library and information for filing flood/disaster claims.

Home Path
- A FNMA site with information on buying and refinancing homes. Includes calculation directions for consumers to
determine what home price they can afford and a glossary of mortgage and financing terms.

Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) -Information about FHA insured mortgages, lending and servicing. Includes
proposed and final HUD regulations and all mortgagee letters from 1976.

Veteran's Administration (VA) - Veteran's Administration guaranteed mortgages and programs; includes frequently asked questions about qualifying for VA guaranteed loans.

Quasi-Governmental

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FREDDIE MAC) - Information about purchasing and repackaging mortgages as securities for sale and investment; includes current and historical prime mortgage rate information, public relations materials about the secondary mortgage market, and a listing of Freddiemac owned real estate for sale.

Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) - Information from FNMA, a private corporation with the National Housing Act as
its "mission" and the largest source of home mortgage funds and secondary mortgage market to increase the availability and affordability of homes; Includes information for home buyers and lenders, and monthly newsletter discussing federal regulations relating to mortgages, and the text of guidelines and lender letters relating to servicing of mortgages.

Miscellaneous Sources

Municipal Codes - Published and maintained by the Seattle Public Library and designed to provide hyperlinks to all U.S. cities
Municipal Codes; includes "Municipal Codes On-line" with links to actual text and annotations where available.


AllRegs - Database of current residential mortgage lending regulations and guidelines; includes a daily industry update and announcements from FNMA, FHLMC, GNMA, HUD and VA. Both free and fee-based services.

Current Mortgage Information - Current and statistical data relating to mortgage rates; daily and weekly rates, market
trends and forecasts, home equity rates, ARM index rates, financial calculators and articles.


 




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