This Case is about FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
PUBLICATION DATE: November 01, 2008 PRODUCT #: CMR414-PDF-ENG
The implosion of the mortgage marketplace during 2007-2008 raises essential questions about the American system of mortgage financing, insurance, and credit guarantees for home. This article examines national systems supplying these home insurance and credit guarantees in the broader context of U.S. home policy. It particularly analyze tasks manage by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Veterans’ Administration (VA), and the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs). It quantifies and reviews the public resources committed to these plans-the market value of credit guarantees and the national insurance supplied – and quantifies the critical significance of credit guarantees in the federal system of home support.Mortgage Guarantee Programs and the Subprime Crisis Case Solution
The article then consider the actions of the FHA in more detail, with focus on the historic growth of its function as guarantor and provider of credit. It considers current failures in the market for home credit, the reasoning for these actions in the light of competition in the mortgage marketplace, and the provisions of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Additionally, a reinvigorated FHA mortgage plan could supply a standard and a comparison for assessing predatory financing in the main home and mortgage markets.