Private sector claims more blame for housing bubble

During the housing bubble, the private sector mortgage industry had both a greater share of risky mortgages and mortgage-backed securities than Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Private-sector mortgages vs. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the housing bubble.
Sources: Equifax, Federal Reserve, Moody’s Analytics. Graphic: The Washington Post. Published on January 26, 2012, 3:49 p.m.
 
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