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Government Accountability Office (GAO)

An investigative arm of Congress, formerly called the General Accounting Office. Members of Congress may request a wide variety of reports, analyses, and raw data,which is supplied in a nonpartisan manner by the GAO.It also recommends actions to be taken by Congress as a result of findings in the reports. Its Web site, www.gao.gov, contains an excellent search engine to find reports on housing,financial services,and natural resources,to name a few topics.

A few interesting reports related to real estate include

• ‘'Financial Institutions: Issues Regarding the Tax-Exempt Status of Credit Unions” (impor- tant because credit unions usually offer lower interest rates because of their tax-exempt status, but banks are crying “no fair” over the situation.)
• ‘'Real Estate Brokerage: Various Factors May Affect Price Competition”
• ‘'Title Insurance: Preliminary Views and Issues for Further Study”
• ‘'Catastrophe Risk: U.S. and European Approaches to Insure Natural Catastrophe and Terrorism Risks”
• ‘'Consumer Protection: Federal and State Agencies Face Challenges in Combating Predatory Lending”
• ‘'Residential Care Facilities Mortgage Insurance Program: Opportunities to Improve Program and Risk Management”
• ‘'Public Housing: Information on the Roles of HUD, Public Housing Agencies, Capital Markets, and Service Organizations”
• ‘'Elderly Housing: Federal Housing Programs and Supportive Services”

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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(3.) United States General Accounting Office. Re port to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, Special Committee on Aging, U.S.
United States General Accounting Office, Wetlands: The Corps of Engineers' Administration of the Section 404 Program (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, July 1988), GAO/RECD-88-110.
United States General Accounting Office, Testimony: Greater EPA Leadership Needed to Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, March 1991), GAO/RECD-91-34.
United States General Accounting Office, Public Land Management: Attention to Wildlife is Limited (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, March 1991), GAO/RECD-91-64.
United States General Accounting Office, Air Pollution: Progress and Problems in Implementing Selected Aspects of the Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, October 29, 1991), GAO/T-RECD-91-80.
United States General Accounting Office, Indoor Air Pollution: Federal Efforts Are Not Effectively Addressing a Growing Problem (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, October 1991), GAO/RECD-92-8.
United States General Accounting Office, Superfund: Backlog of Unevaluated Federal Facilities Slows Clean Up Efforts (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, July 1993), GAO/RECD-93-119.
United States General Accounting Office, EPA Toxic Substances Program: Long-Standing Information Planning Problems Must Be Addressed (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, November 1993), GAO/HMD-93-25.
Evidence is growing that some sectors of the economy are experiencing difficulties obtaining sufficient ten-orism coverage at any price, a trend that could slow economic recovery and growth, according to a recent report by the United States General Accounting Office.
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