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Definition: Share of home purchase loans that have an APR (annual percentage rate) at least 1.5 percentage points higher than the estimated Average Prime Offer Rate for loans extended to  prime borrowers based on the rates reported by Freddie Mac in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey®.  This definition of high interest loans differs from that used prior to 2010. 

Notes:  Includes only originated, first-lien loans for owner-occupied, 1-4 family homes or manufactured homes. Race/ethnicity refers to the primary borrower.  Excludes data for metro areas with less than 20 loans for each race/ethnic group. Hispanics may be of any race. When borrower self identifies as more than one race, race category refers to first race specified.

Source: Analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.