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    Subprime Mortgage Crisis

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    The subprime mortgage crisis was the closest the United States had come to economic instability. The subprime mortgage crisis was a four-year long period in which the home prices and ownership plummeted. The crisis started out in the 1990s, when the United States government wanted to help increase homeownership by the deregulation of policies. To tackle the issue of “affordable housing” the Department of Housing and Urban Development helped ease regulation to private companies and banks when offering home loans potential homeowners who either had a low credit score or annual income (Carney). The companies that took advantage of the deregulation of mortgage lending were Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Because of government policies Americans obtained…

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    Analysts tend view the real estate and mortgage meltdown crisis around financial impact of the nation. Go to the Federal Reserve History page and look up “Subprime Mortgage Crisis”. An article by John V. Duca, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, gives a lengthy explanation of how and why the crisis occurred. At the end he even discusses steps to prevent the crisis in the future. (John V. Duca, 2013) However, it is centered on legislation, interest rates and direct financial impact. For the…

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    The subprime mortgage crisis of 2008 continues to be a hot topic today because it still impacts the lives of people today. Consequently, there are many theories explaining why this crisis happened, who were key players, and who were negatively impacted. It is clear that subprime mortgages existed because it provided attractive returns however, these attractive returns came with extremely high risks that eventually did not work out in both the lenders and borrowers favor. According to Pajarska…

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    The 2008 financial crisis is considered by many economists to be the most perilous crisis faced by the modern day world economy since the 1930s Great Depression (Krugman, 2009). The collapse of Lehman brothers, one of the world’s leading investment banks before declaring bankruptcy, in September 2008 almost took down the world’s financial system. Many factors such as U.S. Home ownership policies, poor risk management, irresponsible lending by banks and deregulations of banks were pointed out as…

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    crash as a once-in-a-century event (socialeurope.eu).” Andrew Gamble, author of, The Aftermath of the Financial Crisis added, that “The financial crisis of 2007-2008 is easily recognized as one of the largest financial crises to have hit the international capitalist economy in the last hundred years (socialeurope.eu). Needless to say, the crisis was surely different from any other recent financial crises (socialeurope.eu). The crisis was the direct result of housing bubble burst, also known as…

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    goes on to supplement this economic model with both a social and a political condition. I believe this model is closely replicated in the 2008 subprime…

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    (Labonte & Makinen, 2008) this caused America to start spending big and the American dream of home ownership; instead of being a myth and something which has been unachievable by millions in the past, all of the sudden was in their grasp, enter subprime mortgages. Prime mortgages were approved for people who qualified on the prerequisites stated on the terms of a loan. Prerequisites included: down payment, stable income and current assets as collateral in case the borrower defaulted. Subprime…

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    The Financial Crisis

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    One of the most dramatic issues in the recent history of the United States and worldwide is the collapse of many financial companies. The backbone of the issue was caused by subprime mortgages and credit card loans. Some today wonder whether the policies and solutions implemented by this fiasco has done any good. There are some who still have an overall doubt of the morality, virtue, and goodness of the financial sector. The main cause of this collapse was due to subprime lending practices…

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    The 2008 financial crisis was caused by an excessive corporate appetite for profit by the United States. When one of the largest banks in the United States fell into bankruptcy, fear spread globally. Starting in the nineteenth century, Canada and the United States took contrasting paths. The United States allowed a difficult system to develop, with more small and less stable banks. Canada, however, set up a concentrated banking system that controlled mortgage lending and investment banking under…

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    Financial Crisis,” or “ Global Financial Crisis,” began with the United State and brought many countries to the edge of insolvency. In another word, the crash of September 2008 through the largest bankruptcies. The contagion, which began with low-interest rates drove housing prices higher and that made the mortgages backed securities and collateralized debt obligations (CDO). At that time, the investors were sitting on their pile of money looking for a good investment to turn into more money. So…

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