(AEI - American Enterprise Institute) -- Today, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) will be running its third ad presenting what it calls “FHA Facts“. The NAR apparently supports the FHA’s decades-long loan insurance nightmare that has resulted in an estimated 3.2 million dashed homeowner dreams since 1975. This represents a failure rate over 37 years of 1 in 7 families who have gotten an FHA loan. This is nothing short of scandalous.
As constrained as the residential mortgage lending marketplace has been since the industry-wide collapse of 2008, many lenders have been able to enjoy pretty handsome profit margins in the secondary securitization market.