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See what's happening with home values in more than 400 metropolitan areas with HSH's Home Value Tracker, just updated though the second quarter of 2022.

Is there a website which tracks Federal mortgage regulations?

Federal regulations are of course all posted in the Federal Register. The Federal Reserve is generally in charge of them, but mortgage regulations are presently enforced by a hodgepodge of agencies (FRB, OCC, OTS, FTC, FDIC, FFIEC and others, depending upon the regulation in question).

There are any number of mortgage compliance firms which keep track of these things for professionals, but a good place to start would be the Federal Reserve (www.FederalReserve.gov) If you have a specific regulation in mind (Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Truth in Lending, Home Owners Equity Protection Act, Community Reinvestment Act, etc) it would be good to use those specific regulations in any search you conduct).

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