A Financial Neutron Bomb in the Hood??

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Real Estate Agent with Jack White Real Estate 15598

In the magazine Dollars and Sense, Jim Campen, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and an expert on racial discrimination in mortgage lending, has written a piece entitled,

"Update on Mortgage Lending Discrimination: After a Disastrous Detour, We're Back Where We Started."

I encourage you to read this scandalous horror story. Apparently, mortgage lenders were redlining neighborhood based on ethnicity, selling most of the subprime loans to black and Latino homeowners-to-be, who are now disproportionally being foreclosed upon.

http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/1110campen.html

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/03-3

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/12/02-6

Since I live in Alaska, a pretty homogenously white (think Tea Party) state, I have no personal experience that would corroborate this disturbing story. I would be interested in hearing yours, one way or the other.

 

Posted by

Marianne 907-529-6602

Comments (5)

Jon Quist
REALTY EXECUTIVES ARIZONA TERRITORY - Tucson, AZ
Tucson's BUYERS ONLY Realtor since 1996

Banks/lenders redlining? No, say it isn't so.

OK, it is so. Not a big surprise after everything else they pull, now, is it?

Dec 03, 2010 05:07 PM
Marianne Grant, Realtor
Jack White Real Estate - Anchorage, AK
CRS 907-529-6602
Yep, you are right, of course, Jon. It is all so disgusting ...
Dec 03, 2010 05:15 PM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

It is really too bad.  I do not like unfair dealing.  It is also true you cannot give people loans they cannot afford no matter their ethnicity.

Dec 03, 2010 05:44 PM
Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO
QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR

Great Post! I do agree with Jon and Tim comments above!

Thanks for sharing,

Adam

Dec 05, 2010 04:42 PM
Adam Malachi
A 2 Z Realty LLC - Castle Rock, CO
QSC,CDPE,CIPS,CNE,CRB,CRS,GRI,MRE,SFR

Great Post! I do agree with Jon and Tim comments above!

Thanks for sharing,

Adam

Dec 05, 2010 04:42 PM