Credit unions may be strong competitors when it comes to auto and unsecured loans, but they're lightweights in real estate.

In the 17 years since federal credit unions gained the right to make first mortgages, the industry hasn't been able to hold even 1% of the total real estate market. That compares to its 13% share of the consumer installment credit market.

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