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Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute our official endorsement.

  • The Mortgage Bankers Association is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, which employs more than 500,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., MBA works to ensure the strength of the nation's residential and commercial real estate markets, expanding homeownership, supporting financial literacy efforts and providing Americans access to affordable housing.
  • Mortgage Banking magazine provides in-depth coverage of the real estate finance industry with analysis of news, issues and trends affecting the industry. The publication is backed by the Mortgage Bankers Association.
  • The National Association of Realtors connects members with new information, business tools and networking opportunities.
  • The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board was created by the Texas Legislature in 1991 to license, certify and regulate real estate appraisers in Texas under state and federal laws.
  • The Texas Association of Realtors represents nearly 90,000 members statewide.
  • The Texas Real Estate Commission is the state’s regulatory agency for real estate brokers, salespeople and inspectors, as well as an education provider for real estate and inspection courses, residential service companies and time-share developers. The TREC requires that all real estate brokers and salespeople meet and maintain specified levels of education to hold a license to act as a real estate agent.
  • The Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending regulates state-chartered savings banks with combined assets of more than $9 billion, 24,000 mortgage brokers and loan officers throughout Texas and more than 400 mortgage banking companies. The state agency is subject to oversight and jurisdiction by the Finance Commission of Texas, which ensures that banks, savings institutions, consumer credit grantors and other regulated entities chartered or licensed under state law operate as sound and responsible institutions. The SML’s site also lists application and licensing information and licensing changes for mortgage brokers and loan officers and online registration for mortgage bankers.