Easing Credit Access Tilted by Jumbo Products
Mortgage credit access continued to improve again in Augustrnthe Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) said on Thursday. The trade group’s Mortgage CreditrnAvailability Index (MCAI) gained 0.5 percent compared to July and is up morernthan four points since June. MBA saidrnAugust was the eighth month out of the last nine that the index has posted anrnincrease. A declinernin the MCAI indicates that lending standards are tightening, while increases inrnthe index are indicative of loosening credit. </p
Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s chief economist said the jumbo loansrnhave been the source of most of the loosening credit. He added “The availability of conformingrnconventional mortgage credit has also somewhat increased, including forrnmortgages with higher loan-to-value ratios and borrowers with lower creditrnscores. Fannie Mae recently announcedrnchanges to their affordability suite of products, but those changes have notrnyet impacted the MCAI.”</p
All of the MCAI’s component indices also gained ground with,rnas Fratantoni indicated, the Jumbo MCAI loosening the most, up 0.7rnpercent. The Conventional MCAI rose 0.5rnpercent, the Government index was up by 0.4 percent and the Conforming MCAI byrn0.3 percent.</p
The composite MCAI and the Conforming and Jumbo indices have arnbase period and value of March 31, 2012=100. rnThe base for the Conventional MCAI March 31, 2012=69 and the Government MCAI is March 31, 2012=222.
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