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- Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Cabinet level agency charged with promoting homeownership, community development and combating housing discrimination. Offers consumer information for buying, selling and financing homes. Sources for research and data in reports and periodicals on rental and ownership housing markets, policy, homelessness, construction techniques, taxes and assisted housing.
- U.S. Bureau of the Census Housing Topics
- U.S. Bureau of the Census Economic Census Construction
Data on single dwelling, multi-family, industrial and commercial building, civil engineering construction and the specialty building trades such as masonry, glazing, siding, electrical and plumbing contractors.
- Fannie Mae
Congressionally chartered secondary mortgage lender offering industry news, pricing on mortgage backed securities and debt instruments as well as market for Fannie Mae owned homes.
- Freddie Mac
The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation is Congressionally chartered and charged with increasing the availability of funds to mortgage lenders throught mortgage purchases, guarantees and securitization. Offers consumer guidance on investing in a home and facilitiates loan orginations and workouts.
- Ginnie Mae
Agency that guarantees mortgages for sale in the secondary markets. Provides resources for prospective homeowners, issues mortgage backed securities and REMICs and multiclass securities.
- Federal Housing Finance Agency
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University of North Carolina - Greensboro