Relevant Sites

Centre for Affordable Housing & Sustainable Built Environment (CAHSBE).
In order to move towards creating a capable and viable local construction sector
Singaporean Saving for Housing Program
Housing Development BoardCentral Provident Fun Board
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African Union of Housing Finance
An industry body, that promotes the development of effective housing finance markets, and delivery of affordable housing across Africa
Center for Affordable Housing – CAHF
To bring information to the market place for stakeholders to make policy and investment decisions
Mortgage Banking Association of America
Fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion within the real estate finance industry
Research Institute for Housing America
The pursuit of knowledge of mortgage markets and real estate finance, provide grants to distinguished scholars and research facilities
Mortgage Industry Standard Maintenance Organization
To develop, promote, and maintain voluntary electronic commerce standards for the mortgage industry
Housing Wire, knowledge center*
Knowledge Center in collecting, storing and making  broadly and virtually available a wide range  of research and related Knowledge  associated with the U.S. housing economy
The Urban Institute
Trusted source for unbiased, authoritative insights that inform consequential choices about the well-being of people and places in the United States
Economy Watch (follow the money)
Wide ranging news, discussions, and writings about economy, investments and personal finances in world’s main economic centers
Kenya Land Alliance
An NGO that advocates for enabling land laws and policies in Kenya for equitable access to land and land based resources, land rights
Cities Alliance (Cities Without Slums)
To help cities of all sizes to promote long-term approaches that are focused on strengthening local skills and capacity, developing national urban policies to solve urban house shortage
Rooftops Canada Abri International
The international development program of co-operative and social housing organizations in Canada.
FinMark Trust (FMT)
An independent trust established in 2002 with the objective of making markets work for the poor. It research to identify the systemic constraints that prevent financial markets from reaching out to these consumers and by advocating for change on the basis of the research findings.
Women’s Advancement Trust (WAT) -Human Settlements Trust, Tanzania
Promotes and facilitates adequate and affordable housing and secure tenure for low- and middle-income groups, particularly women. WAT-HST does this by community mobilization, providing housing microfinance (HMF) services, housing support services (HSS) and Land and construction projects.
CIA World Factbook – The best country factbook available online
An annual publication of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States with almanac-style information about the countries of the world.
Environment and Urbanization (EAU)
EAU works on urban and environmental issues and their interconnections, with a particular emphasis on Africa, Asia and Latin America.SAGE is the natural home for authors, editors, and societies. We are committed to providing the best possible service to all our publishing partners.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
An independent policy research institute whose stated mission is to “build a fairer, more sustainable world, using evidence, action and influence in partnership with others
National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC), Johannesburg
One of several Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) created by the South African Government to sustainably improve on the socio-economic challenges of the country.  The developmental financial focus of the NHFC is specifically about finding workable models on affordable housing finance for the low- and middle-income target market.
Cities Alliance – Cities Without Slums
To help cities of all sizes to achieve these goals, the Cities Alliance promotes long-term programmatic approaches that are focused on strengthening local skills and capacity, developing national urban policies, investing in infrastructure, enabling strategic city planning, and engaging citizens.
Index Mundi*
It contains detailed country statistics, charts, and maps compiled from multiple sources. You can explore and analyze thousands of indicators organized by region, country, topic, industry sector, and type.
Micro Housing Finance Corporation Limited, India
To help financially excluded (especially lower income, informal sector) families own an independent home.
Lamudi, Find the Best Real Estate Offers Worldwide
An online real estate marketplace with operations in 34 countries.
National Affordable Housing, USA
Dealing with applicability, usability and accessibility of Section 8 program, by recognizing that very low-income people do not have enough money to afford decent, safe, and good quality housing.
JLL, India’s real estate compass
JLL is India’s premier and largest professional services firm specializing in real estate. With an extensive geographic footprint across 11 cities of India, the firm provides investors, developers, local corporates and multinational companies with a comprehensive range of real estate-related services.
Next Billion, USA
A community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGO managers, policy makers, academics and others exploring the connection between development and enterprise. This is an initiative by William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan.
Helgi Library, Czech Republic
This is one of the largest open statistics portals in the world. It collects useful data and interesting reports under a single roof to save you hours of searching and disappointment at poor results.
The Global Economy ResourcesEconomic indicators for over 200/300 countries
Provides up-to-date numbers for GDP, inflation, credit, interest rates, employment, and many other indicators. The data series are updated continuously based on the release dates of individual countries.
The World Bank – Doing Business
Economy Characteristics of countries giving gross national income (GNI) per capita, region and income group, and population etc.
World Bank’s doing business portal
The World Bank
Engaged the development community with real-world statistics, support countries’ poverty reduction strategies, provide analysis and advice for developing countries.
Department of Housing and UrbanDevelopment (HUD), USA
A resource for providing most trusted and secure provider of Foreclosure Listings in the nation.
Apartment Guide, USA
A rental resource that connects apartment consumers to their ideal place to live. With an unmatched search capability, amplified by constantly refined tools and industry insights,
European Covered Bond Council (ECBC)
The platform that brings together covered bond market participants including covered bond issuers, analysts, investment bankers, rating agencies and a wide range of other interested stakeholders.
The European Mortgage Federation (EMF)
Voice of the European mortgage industry on the retail side of the business, representing the interests of mortgage lenders at European level.
Energy efficient mortgages initiatives of Europe
The Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative consists of two parallel projects, the Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) and the Energy efficiency Data Portal & Protocol (EeDaPP)
Europe’s Energy Efficient Mortgage Initiative
HOFFINET – Housing Finance Information Network
A quality-assured web portal that consolidates regularly updated international housing finance knowledge in one central, easily accessible place
Online real estate database for real estate dealers, developers, estate agencies with general buyers, sellers and renters in Pakistan
Singaporean Saving for Housing Program
Housing Development Board
Central Provident Fun Board
International Housing Finance Program (IHFP)
A part of the Real Estate Center of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. IHFP was established in 1985 to foster excellence in housing finance education, technical advisory services, and research, with a specific focus on developing and emerging market economies.
Real Estate Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Wharton’s Real Estate Department seeks to produce sophisticated professionals with the necessary skills to succeed in the business world but who also have a broader perspective on the issues involved in creating and maintaining living and working environments.
International Union for Housing Finance (IUHF)
Established in 1914, the Union keeps up-to-date with the latest developments in housing finance from around the world, and learn from each other’s experience. It has 105 member organizations in 48 countries.
Caribbean Association of Housing Finance Institutions (CASHFI)
CASHFI functions as an affiliate organisation of the International Union for Housing Finance and the Inter-American Housing Union.
IDB-IIC, Federal Credit Union
The IDB-IIC Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, financial service cooperative owned by more than 11,200 members of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) community. It was chartered in 1961 to meet the saving and borrowing needs of IDB staff, pensioners and their families.
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The Mortgage Professor*
Guiding borrowers to the right decisions. Protecting borrowers from mortgage predators. The Mortgage Professor can help determine the solution that works best for you
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Vinod Kothari Consultants, India
Is source of articles, lectures and resources on housing finance, securitization, credit derivatives, accounting for financial instruments, structured finance, banking regulations etc., besides remaining engaged in practice of corporate laws for over 25 years.
Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI)
Is an inclusive platform for all G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion, including the implementation of the Financial Inclusion Action Plan, endorsed at the G20 Summit in Seoul.
The G20 is the premier forum for international economic development that promotes open and constructive discussion between industrial and emerging-market countries on key issues related to global economic stability. By contributing to the strengthening of the international financial architecture and providing opportunities for dialogue on national policies, international cooperation, and international financial institutions, the G20 helps to support growth and development across the globe.
Global Housing Watch-IMF*
Tracks developments in housing markets across the world on a quarterly basis. It provides current data on house prices as well as metrics used to assess valuation in housing markets, such as house price‑to‑rent and house-price‑to‑income ratios.
International Property Markets Scorecard, USA
Property rights are the fundamental building blocks of a modern economy. Well-defined and transparent property rights and markets allow citizens to have a stake in the system so they can leverage their assets to generate wealth. Reliable and efficient property markets are also the foundation for economic growth and development that can help eliminate poverty.
International Property Markets Scorecard, USA
REAL WORLD – A global guide to real estate Law A guide that allows us to share the local knowledge about how the law works wherever you invest or operate. We also offer you REALWORLD NEWS − keeping you up to date with the real estate sector around the world.
The Economist Intelligence Unit
A resource site giving country analysis, risk analysis and industry analysis. This is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group and the world leader in global business intelligence
African Economic Outlook
The website provides comprehensive and comparable data and analysis of 54 African economies. An international team of researchers, economists, statisticians and other experts analyse economic, social and political statistics and present them in a format accessible to the public. The report is supported by recent available data drawn from several sources: national statistics offices, ministries, multilateral development institutions, investors, civil society and the media.
Institute for Real Estate Construction and Housing Ltd.
A research platform for Austria | EU | CEE | CIS
Research as well as a wealth of information and services about real estate, construction and housing in Austria, the EU, and many CEE and CIS countries.
Azerbaijan Mortgage Fund (AMF)
Mortgage and Credit Guarantee Fund of Azerbaijan is a state institution, legal entity Azerbaijan Mortgage Fund is not engaged with direct granting of mortgage loans to the population.
Real Estate Loans and Savings Companies (ABECIP)
The Brazilian Association of Real Estate Loans and Savings Companies (Associação Brasileira das Entidades de Crédito Imobiliário e Poupança – Abecip) was set up in the First National Meeting of the Real Estate Loans and Savings Companies.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC-SCHL)
As Canada’s authority on housing, the corporation contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provide support for Canadians in housing need, and offer objective housing research and advice to Canadian governments, consumers and the housing industry. Prudent risk management, strong corporate governance and transparency are cornerstones of our operations.
Titularizadora, Colombia
This is the first company specialized in asset securitization in Colombia. This is a private institution, with shareholders that include institutions with ground history in the Mortgage industry and financial sectors.
Metropolitan Research Institute (MRI), Hungary
An internationally and nationally recognized scientific think-tank, founded in 1989 and based in Budapest. Its work is dedicated to housing, social problems and urban development.
National Housing Bank of India
A wholly owned subsidiary of Indian central bank.
To operate as a principal agency to promote housing finance institutions both at local and regional levels and to provide financial and other support to such institutions and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
PT Sarana Multigriya Finansial (Persero), Indonesia
A Secondary Mortgage Market player, to promote and develop secondary mortgage market that will increase medium to long-term fund availability for housing sector, which will provide home ownership to be affordable for every Indonesian family.
Japan Housing Finance Agency, Japan
Focuses on the securitization support business to support provision of fixed-rate housing loans by private financial institutions, but also provides a housing loan insurance service to promote smooth provision of private housing loans and a loan origination service in areas that are important from the policy perspective, yet difficult for the private sector to handle.
State Mortgage Company, Kyrgyz Republic
Providing mortgage financing to the people according Kyrgyz government.
MIK group company
It was established as the parent company of MIK HFC through a share-swap agreement by the shareholders. Its principle activities are conducted through MIK HFC.
MIK HFC is a Housing Finance Company, with special licenses obtained from the Financial Regulatory Commission (FRC), allowing it to issue asset-backed securities (products) and provide trust deed and transaction administration services.
Palestine Capital Market Authority
Its jurisdiction encompasses securities, insurance, financial mortgage and financial leasing sectors, along with any other non-banking financial institutions. In the past years the PCMA chaired the National Committee for Corporate Governance in Palestine. /english/Pages/Home.aspx
House Building Finance Company Limited (HBFCL), Pakistan
The premier and specialized housing finance company of the country, which has been providing assistance for housing to all walks of life throughout the Pakistan.
Asia Pacific Union for Housing Finance (APUHF)
To provide a basis and a platform for exchange of ideas, views, experiences, events, practices, products, products in different countries of South Asia which may help in policy design, strategic intervention, design of different instruments, for low income housing and the housing finance market, exchange of learning and best practices so as to facilitate a coordinated approach towards “Housing for All” in different countries in the region.
National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC), Philippines
The NHMFC shall be the government’s major secondary mortgage institution with the capability to attract long-term funds to provide strong and sustainable housing finance.
The Polish Bank Association (ZBP), Poland
Self-government organization of banks, established in 1991, founded on the Chambers of Commerce Charter. Membership in the ZBP is voluntary and open for all banks created under the Polish law as well as for foreign credit institutions branches operating in the Republic of Poland.
Central African Building Society, Zimbabwe
CABS is an established and strong brand name in the financial retail market in Zimbabwe. The Society offers a diverse range of financial products and services that includes transaction and savings accounts, mobile banking, mortgage loans, money market investments, term deposits and pay-roll loans. These are delivered through the largest branch network in the country which is linked to CABS on-line real time banking system.
Council of Mortgage Lenders, UK
An integrated part of a new trade association, UK Finance. For the time being, all UKF mortgage information will continue to be published on this website, and UKF member-only mortgage information will only be available here.
UK Finance, UK
Represents nearly 300 of the leading firms providing finance, banking, markets and payments-related services in or from the UK. UK Finance has been created by combining most of the activities of the Asset Based Finance Association, the British Bankers’ Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association.
Capital Markets Board of Turkey (CMB)
The regulatory and supervisory authority in charge of the securities markets in Turkey. Empowered by the Capital Markets Law (CML), which was enacted in 1981, the CMB has been making detailed regulations for organizing the markets and developing capital market instruments and institutions for the past nineteen years in Turkey.
Real Estate Information Center, Thailand
Ministry of Finance of Thailand and the Government Housing Bank of Thailand established a national real estate information center under a report from the World Bank of 2000, for real estate information to be used by Treasury Department, Land Department, Department of Public Works and Town and Country Planning, the Department of Legal Execution, Department of Local Administration. Fiscal Policy Office Bank of Thailand National Economic and Social Development Board National Statistical Office Capital
Tanzania Mortgage Refinance Company Limited (TMRC)
A non-deposit taking Financial Institution, authorized by Bank of Tanzania (BoT) for the purpose of conducting its business, and by the Capital Markets & Securities Authority (CMSA) for the purpose of bond issuance. The Charter of TMRC reflects its unique role in being a single purpose vehicle.
Asociación Hipotecaria Española (AHE), Spain
Launched in 1983, the Spanish Mortgage Association is an organization made up of banks, cooperatives and credit financial institutions which have a major presence on the Spanish mortgage market. The members of the Association hold approximately 75% of the mortgage loan market. The AHE also brings together institutions and organizations other than credit institutions that are directly linked to the mortgage activity.
The Banking Association South Africa
Mandated to represent the banking sector and addresses issues of industry. The role of The Banking Association is to facilitate the enablement of a conducive banking environment through robust engagement with government and relevant stakeholders. A critical role of The Banking Association is to work with its members to enable this role within the context of the transformation challenges prevailing in South Africa.
The Banking Association South Africa
Mandated to represent the banking sector and addresses issues of industry. The role of The Banking Association is to facilitate the enablement of a conducive banking environment through robust engagement with government and relevant stakeholders. A critical role of The Banking Association is to work with its members to enable this role within the context of the transformation challenges prevailing in South Africa.
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