My former colleague at Seton Hall, Linda Fisher, has posted Shadowed by the Shadow Inventory: A Newark, New Jersey Case Study of Stalled Foreclosures & Their Consequences on SSRN. The paper presents the findings of a small, but interesting empirical study. The study “tests the extent to which bank stalling has contributed to foreclosure delays… Read more »
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The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University released The State of the Nation’s Housing 2013. As always there is much of interest in this annual report. I was particularly intrigued by Figure 21 on page 20, “The Government Continues to Have an Outsized Footprint in the Mortgage Market.” The report states Despite efforts… Read more »
The Furman Center says yes. The Center conducted an empirical study in New York City and found that “foreclosure activity appears to be linked to subsequent crime” if “there have been three or more foreclosure notices issued on a blockface.” (4) The study may give law enforcement agencies something to chew over now (perhaps CrimeStat… Read more »
Piskorski, Seru & Witkin have posted Asset Quality Misrepresentation by Financial Intermediaries: Evidence from RMBS Market, in which they “identify misrepresentations by comparing the characteristics of mortgages in the pool that were disclosed to the investors at the time of sale with actual characteristics of these loans at the same time and show that such… Read more »
The Wall Street Journal reported (behind its paywall) uncritically on a recently released CoreLogic report about the supposed impact of the new Qualified Mortgage rules issued last month by the CFPB on the mortgage market. The report is very flawed. The report states that “the issuance of final Dodd-Frank related regulations now underway represent a… Read more »
The Bipartisan Policy Center has an interesting “infographic.” I found the demographic information to be of particular note. The Center says that Baby Boomers, Echo Boomers, Former Homeowners and Recent Immigrants will be driving demand.