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National Industry Information


National Association of REALTORS®


Real Estate Industry News and Articles


Freddie Mac


Credit and FICO Scores


Credit Reporting


Worldwide ERC – formerly Employee Relocation Council


Consumer Confidence Index – The Conference Board


Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20410


HUD Approved Condos


National Association of Homebuilders


Environmental Protection Agency


US Department of Energy


PATH- Previously the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing


FNMA Foreclosure Site


FNMA Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program is now available.


Borrower and Servicer materials for HAFA program

Making Home Affordable
The Making Home Affordable Program announced on March 4 , 2009  includes Fannie Mae Affordable Refinance options and the Home Affordable Modification Program. The information can be obtained at or

Fannie Mae Homes for Sale
Fannie Mae-owned properties offer great affordable housing opportunities, with up to 97% financing for select properties through HomePath® financing options. Visit or Learn about HomePath Financing.

Fannie Mae Loan Lookup
The Fannie Mae Loan Lookup helps borrowers determine whether Fannie Mae is the investor on their mortgage. Visit Fannie Mae Loan Lookup and Borrower FAQs.

Fannie Mae Email News

Financial Stability Plan
This website provides an overview of the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Stability Plan, including press announcements on the second lien program and foreclosure alternatives for short sales. Visit

Second Lien Program
On April 28,  2009, the U.S. Treasury Department announced a Second Lien Program so that when a Home Affordable Modification is initiated on a first lien, servicers participating in the Second Lien Program will automatically reduce payments on the associated second lien according to a pre-set protocol. Visit

Foreclosure Alternatives and Home Price Decline Payments
On May 14,  2009, the U.S. Treasury Department announced new details on Foreclosure Alternatives and Home Price Decline Payments. The Foreclosure Alternatives are meant to prevent costly foreclosures by providing incentives for servicers and borrowers to pursue short sales and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure in cases where a borrower is eligible for a MHA modification, but unable to complete the modification process. Visit



Designations & Certifications


CRS: Council of Residential Specialists

Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)  - Arizona Chapter


GRI: Graduate REALTOR® Institute


SFR: Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification

At Home With Diversity®

CIPS: Certified International Property specialist

RSPS: Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist

NAR’s Green Designation

ABR®: Accredited Buyer’s Representative

Introduction to Real Estate Auction: Elective for the ABR

SRES®: Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

CRE: Counselors of Real Estate

PMN: Performance Management Network

REPA: Real Estate Professional Assistant

CRB: Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers

CCIM Institute: Certified Commercial Investment Member

Certified Commercial Investment  Member (CCIM) – Central Arizona Chapter

GAA: General Accredited Appraiser

RAA: Residential Accredited Appraiser

ALC: Accredited Land Consultant

CPM®: Certified Property Manager
ACoM: Accredited Commercial Manager
ARM®: Accredited Residential Manager®
AMO®: Accredited Management Organization®

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