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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. Census Bureau: Industry Statistics Portal: NAICS 23 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.
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Industry Statistics Portal:NAICS 53-Real estate and rental and leasing
    NAICS: 53-Real estate and rental and leasing
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Housing Topics
    Access to the American Housing Survey, Decennial Census of Housing, Housing Vacancy Survey and Residential Finance Survey.
  • 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
    Regulates the Federal Home Loan Banks. Conducts interest rate surveys. Provides information on the Federal Home Loan Banks.
  • Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)
    Offers data and reports on Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act, Community Reinvestment Act, Private Mortgage Insurance Companies disclosure and aggregate reports and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.

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Steve Cramer
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