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June 3, 2014

During Housing Boom, Builders Lent to Riskier Borrowers but Their Loans Performed Better

By Brandon Ivey

The researchers confirmed that homebuilder originations from 2001 through the end of 2008 tended to go to lower credit-quality borrowers compared with originations from unaffiliated lenders.

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