Prime Foreclosure Starts Surge Past Subprime in July

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final reports to Congress on the root causes of the foreclosure crisis. This final report responds to that mandate by analyzing data and trends in the residential housing market and reviewing the academic literature and industry press on the root causes of the current foreclosure crisis. The report also provides a review of policy

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Auto loan balances jumped by a breath-taking $32 billion in the third quarter, to $1.135 trillion, according to the New York Fed’s current Household Debt and Credit report today. According to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, which released its own set of numbers a little while ago, auto loan balances jumped by $30 billion in Q3, to $1.1 trillion (chart below).

foreclosure results in average cumulative property value losses of $159,000-$371,000 per foreclosure for the surrounding homes, depending on the assumptions used. Combining the results of these papers creates the argument that: (1) The expansion of subprime (compared to prime) mortgages is associated with a large increase in foreclosures.

Subprime mortgages grew from 5% of total originations ($35 billion) in 1994, to 20% ($600 billion) in 2006. Another indicator of a "classic" boom-bust credit cycle, was a closing in the difference between subprime and prime mortgage interest rates (the "subprime markup") between 2001 and 2007.

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Hawaii Did See Surge in Subprime Lending Economic research suggests that the current mortgage crisis on the mainland has been driven by declining house values Hawaii vulnerable to same dynamic if house prices fall Many of the subprime loans layered multiple risk factors, such as variable interest rates, no documentation, and/or

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The lenders justified this relaxation of qualification to obtain these subprime loans (also known by the names of near prime, non-prime, or second chance loans) by setting higher interest rates for the more "risky" customer according to John V. Duca, the Vice President and Associate Director of Research at the Federal Reserve.

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