Despite Foreclosures, Subprime Lending Increases Homeownership
Dec 01, 2007

The first in a series of four reports on the subprime market, this paper examines first-time home buyer data from 2000-2006 to find a net ownership gain of 434,683 units for that period.

This demonstrates that financial innovation in the mortgage marketplace through subprime products does help home buyers who would otherwise be denied the opportunity to own their own home.

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