Congruent to the sector's recent boom in issuance, bid for home-equity collateral has improved over the last month or so, with deals pricing inline and tight of guidance, market sources said.

According to Thomson Financial Securities Data, in August and through Sep. 20, there was approximately $13 billion in home equity issuance, not including deals like Royal Bank of Scotland's $700 million Arran Two, or a $322 million deal from GMAC, both of which priced late last week. Further, at press time there were several deals in the pipeline set to close before month's end.

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