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Alt-A: the forgotten segment of the mortgage market

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  • Rajdeep Sengupta

This study presents a brief overview of the Alt-A mortgage market with the goal of outlining broad trends in the different borrower and mortgage characteristics of Alt-A market originations between 2000 and 2006. The paper also documents the default patterns of Alt-A mortgages in terms of the various borrower and mortgage characteristics over this period.

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Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): Jan ()
Pages: 55-72

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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlrv:y:2010:i:jan:p:55-72:n:v.92no.1
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  1. Geetesh Bhardwaj & Rajdeep Sengupta, 2008. "Where's the smoking gun? a study of underwriting standards for US subprime mortgages," Working Papers 2008-036, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  2. Rajdeep Sengupta & Yu Man Tam, 2008. "Mortgage originations: 2000-2006," Monetary Trends, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Aug.
  3. Geetesh Bhardwaj & Rajdeep Sengupta, 2008. "Did prepayments sustain the subprime market?," Working Papers 2008-039, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
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