Immigration and lower home-ownership rates among African Americans and Hispanics make minority buyers the fastest-growing segment of new home-purchase mortgages, according to a study of government loan data. The study, "2005 Minority Home Buying Surge," found the percentage increase for all minority loans in high-volume areas was three times greater than for white households. Minority borrowers had a greater percent change in mortgages originated in 320 of 388 metro areas analyzed. "We are now witnessing the positive effects of the growth in immigrant households who want to own a piece of the American Dream," said Michael Taliefero, managing director of ComplianceTech, in a press release. "While immigration is part of the story, the lower home-ownership rates among African Americans and...
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