23 Federal Laws that Apply to Real Estate Sales

Residential real estate has become more complex over the years as a result of laws enacted to protect consumers' welfare. Here are 23 federal laws that play a part in residential real estate.

February 1, 2012

LoanNational Flood Insurance ProgramHome Mortgage Disclosure Act Pre-Transaction Transaction Post-Transaction Prospecting Promoting Listing & Showing Earnest Money Appraisal Insurance Loan Income Tax Mortgage Do-Not-Call, -Fax, or -E-mail Mortgage Acts and Practices (MAP) Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act (Fair Housing) Mortgage Assistance Relief Services (MARS) rule IRS Business Expense Deductions Mortgage Interest Deduction Capital Gains Exclusion Earnest Money Loan Loan Loan Loan Loan Loan Loan FIRREA Dodd Frank