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Table 2:   Single-Family Serious Delinquency Rates by Year of Acquisition
* For 2010, the serious delinquency rate as of March 31, 2011 is the same as the serious delinquency rate as of the end of the first quarter following the acquisition year.
(1) Based on Fannie Mae’s Home Price Index (HPI), which measures average price changes based on repeat sales on the same properties. For 2011, the data show an initial estimate based on purchase transactions in Fannie-Freddie acquisition and public deed data available through the end of March 2011, supplemented by preliminary data that became available in April 2011. Previously reported data has been revised to reflect additional available historical data. Including subsequently available data may lead to materially different results.
(2) Based on the average national unemployment rates for each month reported in the labor force statistics current population survey (CPS), Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Credit Profile of Our Single-Family Acquisitions
Single-family loans we purchased or guaranteed from 2005 through 2008 were acquired during a period when home prices were rising rapidly, peaked, and then started to decline sharply, and underwriting and eligibility standards were more relaxed than they are now. These loans were characterized, on average and as discussed below, by higher LTV ratios and lower FICO credit scores than loans we have acquired since January 1, 2009. In addition, many of these loans were Alt-A loans or had other higher-risk loan attributes such as interest-only