The FRB is the Mortgage MarketOctober 14, 2013
Over the last year, between the FRB and commercial banks, around $500 billion in net new real estate credit has been extended. That is the good news. The concerning part is that the FRB has accounted for over 100% of all real estate credit created. The only mortgage credit being extended to the American home buyer has been via the FHA + FRB. This doesn’t illustrate a private credit market that is likely to support the economy post-QE.