Why Is Housing Finance Still Stuck in Such a Primitive Stage?
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AbstractThe institutions for financing owner-occupied housing have not progressed as they should, and the financial innovation that has followed the financial crisis of 2007-2009 has not been focused on improving the risk management of individual homeowners. This paper lists a number of barriers to housing finance innovation, and in light of these barriers, the problems of some major innovations of the past and future: self-amortizing mortgages, price-level adjusted mortgages (PLAMs), shared appreciation mortgages (SAMs), housing partnerships, and continuous workout mortgages (CWMs).
Citation2014. "Why Is Housing Finance Still Stuck in Such a Primitive Stage?." American Economic Review, 104(5): 73-76. DOI: 10.1257/aer.104.5.73
- G21 Banks; Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- R21 Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: Housing Demand
- R31 Housing Supply and Markets