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What Matters More for Foreclosure Rates ? Income or House Price Shocks? : a Metropolitan-Level Study

By Daniel Putman


Color poster with maps, tables, graphs, and charts.The percentage of homes foreclosed in the United States doubled between 2007 and 2010. Numerous factors, including differences in house price movements, might explain the large variation in foreclosures across metropolitan areas. However, changes in house prices alone cannot explain the variation in foreclosures; empirical evidence suggests that negative income shocks, when combined with changes in house prices and other market factors, explain more of the observed variation. This study looks at metropolitan areas with unusually high unemployment rates in combination with falling house prices.University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Topics: Foreclosure--United States--States--Statistics, Income--Economic aspects--United States, Housing--Prices--Economic aspects--United States, Metropolitan areas--United States--Statistics, Posters
Year: 2012
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