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
To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.