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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.

Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia
The Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia encourages ethical conduct among its members. By defining and prescribing to a strict Code of Ethics & Standards of Practices, our members contribute to the professionalism of the mortgage industry.

Mortgage Bankers Assocation of Alabama
Established in 1929, the Mortgage Bankers Association of Alabama, Inc. (MBAA) is one of the strongest mortgage bankers associations in America.

Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas
The Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas, Inc. (MBAC) represents companies that participate in the mortgage lending industry within North and South Carolina.


Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association

The mission of the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association is to provide ethical, efficient, and professional business practices of members and their employees by focusing on impartiality, confidentiality, fiduciary responsibility and legal responsibility. To support this goal, the Association is dedicated to providing effective communication, education and legislative involvement for its members.

Virginia Mortgage Lenders Association
The Virginia Mortgage Lenders Association (VMLA) is a trade association composed of mortgage lenders, brokers and affiliated industry associates. The association is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the mortgage lending system.

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.

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.

Valuation Management Group
Valuation Management Group (VMG) was established in 2006 to offer outsourcing opportunities for appraisal independence and compliant, quality appraisal reviews. As an appraisal management company, VMG offers a turnkey approach to the appraisal process from inception to final completion. Valuation Management Group is committed to providing a process through which clients receive an appraised value determined by trained professionals who utilize independent judgment and expertise.