Information & Statistics
Governmental Accounting Standards Board

The mission of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board is to establish and improve standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting that will result in useful information for users of financial reports and guide and educate the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of those financial reports.

US Census Bureau - DataMap   State and County Demographic and Economic Profiles

US Census Bureau - Quickfacts   State and County QuickFacts provides frequently           requested Census Bureau information at the national, state and county level.
US Census Bureau - FFIEC   Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's Geocoding & Mapping System
US Census Bureau - Home page for the Census Bureau
Bureau of Labor Statistics 
Government Information Locator Service
U.S. Labor Department 
Small Business Administration 
Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
Government of Canada

The Public Works and Government Services Canada is the Canadian federal government's real estate broker and, as such, is responsible for appraising properties across the country. The Appraisals Directorate, which is part of the Office Accommodation and Real Estate Services section of the department's Real Property Services Branch, provides independent and impartial appraisal services to all federal government departments, agencies and Crown corporations.

California Chamber of Commerce

State of California
Mortgage, Finance & Banking Information
Environmental Bankers Association (EBA)

The Environmental Bankers Association is a non-profit association that represents the financial services industry, including banks, insurers, and asset management firms. Its members are composed of lending institutions, insurers, environmental engineers, consultants, and attorneys. The EBA was established in 1994 in response to heightened sensitivity to environmental risk issues, and the need for environmental risk management and due diligence policies and procedures in financial institutions.

Federal Reserve Board

Founded in 1913, the Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the US. Duties of the Fed include supervising and regulating banking situations to ensure safely and soundness of the nation’s banking and financial system and to protect the credit rights of consumers.

Freddie Mac
Fannie Mae 
Federal Depositor's Insurance Corp.(FDIC) 
Finance Net - Government Asset Sales 
National Association of Mortgage Brokers
Mortgage Bankers Association
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

The Basel Committee was established by the central bank Governors of the Group of Ten countries at the end of 1974.  It has about thirty technical working groups and task forces, which also meet regularly. The Committee's members come from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

The OCC was established in 1863 as a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks.


Office of Thrift Supervision

The OTS is the primary regulator of all federal and many state-chartered thrift institutions, which include savings banks and savings and loan associations. The OTS was established as an office of the Department of the Treasury on August 9, 1989.

Securities and Exchange Commission

The primary mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors and maintain the integrity of the securities markets.   The SEC requires public companies to disclose meaningful financial and other information to the public.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Although the EPA has a variety of departments a recent development has been the Environmental Accounting Project, which is in line with the valuation profession’s outreach into environmental assessment and accounting practices.

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD was founded in 1965, but its history extends back to the National Housing Act of 1934. HUD’s mission includes: working to create, rehabilitate and maintain the nation's affordable housing; enforcing the nation's fair housing laws; spurring economic growth in distressed neighborhoods; providing housing assistance for low-income persons and helping local communities meet their development needs.

Laws & Regulations
Civil Rights Act
Fair Housing Act
American with Disabilities Act
Fair Lending Regulations
RESPA - Real Estate Settlement Proceedures Act
Legislative Information on the Internet 


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