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FHA Remains a Major Player in the Mortgage Market

Created on May 11, 2015

FHA Remains a Major Player in the Mortgage Market


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During the financial crisis, the FHA doubled the maximum value of its mortgage loans to nearly $730,000. As a result, the FHA rapidly increased its market share in the mortgage finance system, at one point holding 18 percent of the overall market.

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, “FHA Single-Family Market Share,” p. 2, http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/ documents/huddoc?id=FHA_SF_MarketShare_2014Q3.pdf (accessed April 17, 2015).

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Tags: FHA, Federal-Housing-Administration, housing-finance