More white couples seeking mortgages

By | Sep 2, 2012

More white couples seeking mortgages
News from The State:

After a mortgage meltdown that plunged the nation into the worst recession in a lifetime, new tracking measures are in place to help regulators spot trouble before it escalates.

New mortgage lending standards are offering for the first time a detailed snapshot of who is applying for mortgages in the state. The S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs released its first Mortgage Log Analysis report last week, based on data submitted by brokers and lenders for 31,000 application or credit reports pulled for home loans in 2011.

The typical borrower for home loans in South Carolina is a white couple seeking a conventional mortgage of around $ 201,000 to either buy or refinance a house, the data shows.

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“It is just a really interesting look into the mortgage industry in our state,” said Carri Grube Lybarker, administrator of the consumer affairs department.

The report will be issued each year, helping the department track lending in the state, she said. Ultimately, it could help them more easily identify discriminatory and predatory lending, she said.

Department officials can go deeper into the data and look for red flags from specific lenders, she said.

Mortgage lenders are required to submit the data annually to the…………… continues on The State

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