Subprime mortgages are an endangered species. The problem is not that such loans can’t be made under Wall Street Reform, and it’s not that such loans won’t be made, it’s just that there will be a lot fewer of them.
Subprime mortgages are appropriate for individuals with poor credit histories because such borrowers Old Stone House are seen as substantial credit risks. For instance, the FHA accepts borrowers with 3.5 percent down as long as their credit score is 580 or above. Below 580 you need at least 10 percent down.