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The rent paid for the use of money is called:



What is an easy money market?

When money is plentiful and available from many sources, the supply of money exceeds the demand


What is a tight money market?

Exists when demand for funds exceeds the available supply, resulting in an increase in the interest charged for money


The demand for mortgage money is increased or decreased by the following six major influences:

1. Changes in the number and size of households
2. Shifts in geographic preferences for households
3. Existing inventory of structures
4. Changes in employment rates and income
5. Changes in cost of real property services, taxes, and maintenance
6. Changes in construction costs


What is monetary policy?

Refers to the actions undertaken by the Fed to influence the availability and cost of money and credit to promote national economic goals


What are the 3 economic tools (or methods) of monetary policy that the Fed uses?

Open-market operations
Discount rate
Reserve requirements


What are open-market operations?

Involve the purchase and sale of US Treasury and federal agency securities
The purchase or sale of theses securities results in an increase or decrease of money in circulation


What is discount rate?

The interest rate charged member banks for borrowing money from the Fed


What is reserve requirements?

The amount of funds that an institution must hold in reserve against deposit liabilities


Who created the Office of Thrift Supervision?

The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA)


What is the purpose of the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)?

To charter and regulate member federal savings associations


Savings, checking, and other deposit accounts are generally insured to $________ per depositor in each bank or thrift the FDIC insures.



What is a primary market?

The market where securities or goods are actually created


What is the role of the mortgage broker?

Limited to acting as an agent (go between borrower and lender and hooks them up with each other)


What is the role of the mortgage banker?

Originate loans with either their own funds or with money borrowed from financial institutions


What is intermediation?

A process practiced by financial institutions that serve as intermediaries between depositors and borrowers
Savers deposit funds into commercial banks, savings, associations, and mutual savings banks, which then lend the funds to homebuyers and other borrowers


What is disintermediation?

Occurs when funds are withdrawn from intermediary financial institutions, such as banks and savings associations, and are invested in instruments yielding a higher return
Process of bypassing the intermediary financial instutions


What are commercial banks?

Primary reservoirs of commercial credit in this country and the largest group of financial institutions in both assets and numbers


What are savings associations?

Provide mortgage loans on single-family houses


What are mortgage companies?

Originate loans with either their own funds or borrowed capital; they package the loans and sell them to institutional investors and secondary market participants


What are mortgage companies not?

Financial intermediaries; they do not accept savings deposits


What is the secondary mortgage market?

An investor market that buys and sells existing mortgages


What is Fannie Mae?

Its initial goal was to stimulate the housing industry following the Great Depression; also created the first secondary market for mortgage loans


In 1968, Fannie Mae became:

A private, stockholder-owned government-regulated corporation; its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticket symbol FNM


What is Freddie Mac?

Provides a secondary market for loans originated by SAs


In 1989, Freddie Mac was made:

A private stockholder-owned company
Its shares are traded on the NYSE under the ticket symbol FRE


What is Ginnie Mae?

A government-owned and financed corporation
Part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
The only true government owned and operated agency


What is discount rate?

The amount of interest the Federal Reserve charges to lend money to its eligible banks


What is the lender's effect percentage?

1 point = 1/8% interest


What is the buyer's effect percentage?

1 point = 1% of the loan amount


Rebecca and Tony purchased their home for $125,000. They financed the purchase with an 80% conventional loan. The mortgagee charged 2.5 points. Calculate the actual cost in dollars of the points.



What entity does not function as a primary lender?

Mortgage brokers


What entities or individuals do function as a primary lender?

Commercial banks
Mortgage bankers
Savings associations


When the Fed increases the reserve requirement:

The supply of money decreases


A commercial bank sold a group of 2,000 mortgages directly to Fannie Mae. This is an example of:

Secondary market activity


Fannie Mae currently buys and sells:

FHA mortgages
VA mortgages
Conventional mortgages


Fannie Mae does not deal directly with:



Loans that meet Fannie Mae guidelines are called:

Conforming loans


Fannie Mae provides ________________________ for large real estate projects.

Master commitments


Fannie Mae created the first _______________ for mortgage loans.

Secondary market


Which entity originates loans and typically services the loans, but is not a financial intermediary?

Mortgage company


When the Fed purchases securities:

Loanable funds are released into circulation


Who competes for the available supply of funds?

Corporate stock
Long-term bonds issued by governmental entities
Financing the national debt


The market where mortgage loans are created, supplying funds to finance real estate purchases directly to borrowers is referred to as the:

Primary market


The primary purpose of Fannie Mae is to:

Purchase real estate loans to replenish the supply of mortgage money


The demand for residential real estate mortgage money is influenced by:

Household formations
Shifts in geographic preference for housing
Household income


The Office of Thrift Supervision regulates:

Savings associations


The discount rate is:

The interest rate charged member banks for borrowing funds from the Federal Reserve Bank


The primary purpose of Freddie Mac is to:

Purchase conventional loans from savings associations


When investors bypass thrift institutions for direct investment elsewhere, the process is called:



What provides a source of income to lenders?

Discount points
Origination fees
Servicing fees


The rule of thumb used to convert discount points to annual percentage rate is that each discount point increases the yield by approximately:

1/8 of 1%


A lender charged 7% plus 3 points. What is the approximate yield on this loan?

7 3/8%


The most commonly used method of controlling the national money supply is for the Fed to:

Engage in open-market activities


What mortgage allows a person to buy a home with no money down?



A developer would most likely obtain which type of mortgage on a new subdivision?

Blanket mortgage


Buyer Carr went to get an FHA loan because rates were significantly below the current market rate for conventional loans. The loan requires 3 discount points because it is below market rates. Which best describes this situation?

Points can be charged to either the buyer or the seller


The amount of a loan expressed as a percentage of the value of the real estate offered as security is:

Loan to value ratio


A lender generally charges discount points on an FHA loan to:

Provide greater interest yield to the investor


A man had a loan for $60,000 and he had to pay 2.5 points. How much would he have to pay in cash?



In making a home mortgage loan, a lender would consider all except:

Financial need of the borrower


A final payment of a mortgage loan that is considerably larger than the other monthly payments because the loan was not fully amortized is called:

Balloon mortgage


The basic difference between an FHA and a VA loan is:

FHA insures loans, VA guarantees them


For a veteran to obtain a VA loan, the VA must issue a certificate of



What are the three things needed to assess the buyer's price range?

Stable income
Net worth
Credit history


A veteran had a VA loan using his full entitlement. He allows another veteran to assume the loan without VA approval. Could he immediately get another VA loan?

No, he is still liable for the loan


An FHA mortgage is obtained through:

Any qualified lending institution


The primary distinction(s) between the primary and secondary mortgage market is:

The secondary market is fundamentally a holding or warehouse process


Which is not an agency that deals (buys loans) in the secondary market?

Federal Housing Administration


What are the major warehousing agencies in the secondary mortgage market?

Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) (FNMA)
Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) (GNMA)
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association


What kind of loan would be fully paid out over the life of the loan?

Fully amortized


A loan with a balance of $21,000 prior to the June 1st payment was figured at 11% annually with monthly principal and interest payments of $571.80. There was a 1% prepayment penalty. The owner paid the June 1st payment and then paid off the balance of the loan. How much was the prepayment penalty?



_______ mission is to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.



The VA benefit from the Department of Veteran's Affairs for a veteran approved home loan guarantees that:

The loan, or a portion of it, made by an approved lending institution will be paid


This organization's public mission and defining goal is to help more families achieve the American Dream of homeownership:

Federal National Mortgage Association


_________ guaranty allows mortgage lenders to obtain a better price for their mortgage loans in the secondary market. The lenders can then use the proceeds to make new mortgage loans available.

Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA)


_______ ensures that all consumers are given an equal chance to obtain credit. This doesn't mean all consumers who apply for credit get it; factors such as income, expenses, debt, and credit history are considerations for creditworthiness.

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA)


The Mortgage Servicing Disclosure statement:

Tells the buyer that the bank will be servicing the loan
Discloses if the bank will not be servicing the loan


A Federal Mortgage Fraud indictment could lead to a prison term of up to:

Up to 30 years