Subprime mortgage crisis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Subprime mortgage crisis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

From the site, an argument I have made since 2009. [Too bad so sad Faux News pundits. You got it wrong. Some admitted it, and from memory I believe it was Stossel and Cavuto. Yet they dwelled on the CRA for political reasons.]: 

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission reported in January 2011 that "the CRA was not a significant factor in subprime lending or the crisis. Many subprime lenders were not subject to the CRA. Research indicates only 6% of high-cost loans – a proxy for subprime loans – had any connection to the law. Loans made by CRA-regulated lenders in the neighborhoods in which they were required to lend were half as likely to default as similar loans made in the same neighborhoods by independent mortgage originators not subject to the law."[64] Critics claim that the use of the high-interest-rate proxy distorts results because government programs generally promote low-interest rate loans – even when the loans are to borrowers who are clearly subprime.[149] Several economist maintain that Community Reinvestment Act loans outperformed other "subprime" mortgages, and GSE mortgages performed better than private label securitizations.[2][27]


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