The American Dream — or Not: What the Subprime Mortgage Lending Crisis Means to Americans (Thursday 28 February 2008)
The subprime mortgage lending meltdown has had a dramatic impact on the economy and will continue to play a major role in domestic and international markets, real estate values and the ability of many Americans to obtain financing to purchase a home or even qualify for certain credit cards.
Real Estate Law
Real estate law includes topics like real estate transactions, mortgages, landlord-tenant law and zoning and land use.
Get important mortgage information including the different mortgage types, the different kind of mortgage documents such as a promissory note and information that will aid in qualifying for a mortgage.
Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Learn more about subprime mortgage lending, adjustable-rate mortgages, predatory lending practices and the Residential Mortgage Fraud Task Force.
Find answers to loan questions such as “What is escrow?” and information about RESPA (the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act), mortgage insurance and VA loans.
Find legal information on mortgage foreclosures including judicial and non-judicial foreclosures. Learn what right of redemption is and how to avoid foreclosure, plus much more on the foreclosure process.
Real Estate Law
Legal research materials involving real estate law including website, blogs, associations, journals and research guides.
Foreclosure Help & Information (Thursday 20 March 2008)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development provides foreclosure help & information for people facing foreclosure as well as tips on avoiding foreclosure-prevention scams.