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This journal article examines how the surge in home values between 2000 and 2006 and the drop in prices since then are related to the demand for reverse mortgage loans in the United States. It also investigates the relationship between recent trends in reverse mortgages and borrower characteristisc More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Journal Peer-reviewed
Date: 3/27/2012
Abstract: The main factors underlying the rise in mortgage defaults appear to be declines in house prices and deteriorated underwriting standards, in particular an increase in loan-to-value ratios and in the share of mortgages with little or no documentation of income. Contrary to popular More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Journal Peer-reviewed
Date: 3/27/2012
Abstract: Homeownership among U.S. families increased notably in recent years, from 63.9% in 1989 to 66.2% in 1998. This paper examines this trend and the factors contributing to it. We find that (1) homeownership has risen for all racial, ethnic, and income groups, (2) the differences in More information...
Audience: Researcher
Type of Resource: Article Journal Peer-reviewed
Date: 3/27/2012