Useful Mortgage Resources

California Association of Mortgage Professionals

The California Association of Mortgage Professionals (CAMP) serves as a forum for financial education, community outreach, innovation, networking, and legislative and regulatory advocacy.  CAMP also provides exclusive benefits and public relations for our members.  CAMP’s mission is to advocate on behalf of responsible mortgage professionals and consumers for the availability of affordable financing, while promoting expert knowledge, accountability, sound lending, and ethical conduct throughout the mortgage industry.

National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB)

The Association is committed to promoting the highest degree of professionalism and ethical standards for its members. In addition to mandating members adhere to a professional code of ethics, NAMB provides mortgage brokers with professional education opportunities, and offers rigorous certification programs to recognize members with the highest levels of professional knowledge and education.

Mortgage Bankers Association of America Consumer Information

The Mortgage Bankers Association of America is the preeminent association representing the real estate finance industry. Their consumer information site contains several tools and guides to aid in purchasing or refinancing a home.

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Buying a Home

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website provides extensive information about buying a home including affordability, borrower’s rights, tips and tricks for shopping for a loan, and details about different home buying programs including FHA loan programs and other special programs.

Federal Reserve Board Consumer Information

The Federal Reserve Board maintains a web page with consumer information, including a section on home mortgages. The section covers topics such as finding the best mortgage and understanding ARMs.

Homebuyer Education by Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac is a publicly held corporation chartered by Congress to increase the supply of funds that mortgage lenders, such as commercial banks, mortgage bankers, savings institutions and credit unions, can make available to homebuyers and multifamily investors. This Freddie Mac site offers a step-by-step tutorial on the home buying decision process and the mortgage application process.

Fannie Mae – Home Buying Process

Fannie Mae is a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) chartered by Congress with a mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing and mortgage markets. Home Buying Process guide on their website offers valuable information about buying a home. This website also provides important information for home owners.

United States Postal Service Official Movers Guide

What happens after you complete the purchase process? This U.S. Postal Service site provides all kinds of tools and tips to help make the moving process easier.

Useful Mortgage Resources

USA.gov – The U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal

U.S. Governmental links to help Citizens, Businesses, Non-profits, and other governments get things done online: access info by topic, and browse by population (kids, parents, seniors, etc.). Find consumer help and information: contacts, forms, news and more.

WhiteHouse 

Biographies, news and policies, tours and history, photos and more of the President’s house

Library of Congress

The research arm of Congress and the largest library in the world’s online catalogs of U.S. history, culture, legislative information, for researchers, law, librarians and archivists, teachers, kids and families, publishers, persons with disabilities, blind persons, etc.

U.S. Social Security Administration

Delivering services through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services.

U.S. Census Bureau: Access Tables & Maps

Population, demographics, housing, income, economics, data maps.

FEMA | Federal Emergency Management Agency

U.S. government agency tasked with Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery planning. Look here for Flood Map and Flood Insurance information.