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Mortgages and Foreclosures
General Mortgage Information
Subprime Mortgage Market and Preventing Foreclosure
Federal Reserve System Resources
Federal Bank Regulatory Agencies
- “The Subprime Mortgage Market,” Remarks by Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 17, 2007.
- “Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending” : Issued by federal bank regulatory agencies. Board of Governors, 2007, SR 07-12.
- “Statement on Working with Mortgage Borrowers” : Issued by federal bank regulatory agencies. Board of Governors, 2007, SR 07-6.
- “Current Best Practices in Foreclosure Prevention,” Federal Reserve Bank of New York conference, July 24, 2007.
- “Foreclosure Prevention: Improving Contact with Borrowers,” Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, June 2007.
- “Homeownership: Preserving the American Dream,” Community Developments Online, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Spring 2006.
- Current Interest Rates: Find the current discount rate, prime rate, fed funds rate, and rates for certificates of deposit.
- What Is a Dollar Worth? The consumer price index (CPI) inflation calculator lets you find out how much a product or service purchased in one year would be worth in another.
The Federal Reserve System
- In Plain English: Making Sense of the Federal Reserve
- Introduction to the Fed: Explains how the Fed conducts the nation’s monetary policy, supervises and regulates banks, performs services for the U.S. Treasury, serves the District’s consumers and community groups, and supports the nation’s payment system.
- The Structure of the Federal Reserve System: A brief introduction, in four brochures, to the main elements of the System: the Board of Governors, the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve Banks, and Banks' Boards of Directors.
- The Federal Reserve System: Purposes & Functions: Provides an in-depth overview of the Federal Reserve System, including information about monetary policy and the economy, the Federal Reserve in the international sphere, supervision and regulation, consumer and community affairs, and services offered by Reserve Banks.