HUD Releases 2006 GSE Mortgage Data
|March 4, 2008|
Data sets on single-family and multifamily mortgage purchases in 2006 by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) - are now available from HUD USER. GSE mortgage data provide a wealth of information on the flow of mortgage credit and capital in America's communities to mortgage lenders, planners, researchers, and housing advocates.
The single-family data set includes detailed information on income, race, and gender of the borrower, as well as the census tract location, loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, seasoning (loan performance over specified period of time), purchase/refinancing, and affordability. The data also include property and unit-class information on all multifamily mortgages acquired by the GSEs. Multifamily property-level data include information on the size of the property, categorized by unpaid principal balance, and type of organization from which the GSE purchased the mortgage. The multifamily unit-class file includes information on the number, type, and affordability of the units. Both the single-family and multifamily data include indicators of whether the purchases are from underserved census tracts, as defined in terms of their median income and percentage minority population.
The new data, as well as data from previous years, are available to download free of charge at http://www.huduser.org/datasets/gse.html.