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Fed Mortgage Lending Survey Deemed Flawed

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve released their Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices, which found that banks lowered mortgage lending standards in the third quarter of 2015. However, new housing risk research shows that the survey is "flawed."

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First-Time Buyer Mortgage Share and Risk Indices Jump Up in June

The first-time buyer share in April, May, and June was launched to new highs, supported by improvements in the labor market, riskier mortgage lending, and continuing low mortgage rates. The American Enterprise Institute International Center on Housing Risk recently released a report, finding that first-time buyers account for 58.8 percent of primary owner-occupied home purchase mortgages with a government guarantee. In addition, AEI determined that the Agency First-Time Buyer Mortgage Risk Index stood at a series record of 15.83 percent

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FHA Insurance Price Cuts May Have Led Borrowers to Buy Higher-Priced Homes

According to new research by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) International Center on Housing Risk (ICHR), the FHA’s price cut was largely capitalized into the purchase of higher priced homes. The research reviewed over 2.5 million first-time homebuyer loans. Edward Pinto, the research author and co-director of AEI’s International Center on Housing Risk said that the effort to reduce mortgage premiums did little to expand access to middle-and lower-wealth borrowers, while the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and other housing interest groups reaped the benefits of the higher home prices.

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First-Time Buyer Index Reveals Mortgage Loans Are Getting Riskier

The April 2015 First-Time Buyer Mortgage Risk Index (FBMRI) for Agency loans increased by nearly a full percentage point year-over-year up to 15.28 percent, indicating that those mortgage loans are moving deeper into the high-risk category, according to data released this week by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)'s International Center on Housing Risk.

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