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How many in negative equity? The role of mortgage contract characteristics

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  • Luci Ellis

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An important precondition for mortgage default is that the borrower currently have negative equity, that is, that the mortgage balance be higher than the value of the property. This feature shows how sensitive the percentage of households in negative equity can be to different aspects of the mortgage contract. The recent large rise in mortgage delinquency and default rates in the United States, compared with the situation in other countries, can be partly explained by the fact that US mortgages were more likely to have characteristics that increased the incidence of negative equity.

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Volume (Year): (2008)
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Handle: RePEc:bis:bisqtr:0812h

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  1. Luci Ellis & Mariano Kulish & Stephanie Wallace, 2012. "Property Market Cycles as Paths to Financial Distress," RBA Annual Conference Volume, in: Alexandra Heath & Frank Packer & Callan Windsor (ed.), Property Markets and Financial Stability Reserve Bank of Australia.
  2. Duffy, David & O'Hanlon, Niall, 2013. "Negative Equity in the Irish Housing Market: Estimates Using Loan Level Data," Papers, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) WP463, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
  3. Kennedy, Gerard & McIndoe Calder, Tara, 2011. "The Irish Mortgage Market: Stylised Facts, Negative Equity and Arrears," Research Technical Papers 12/RT/11, Central Bank of Ireland.
  4. Duffy, David, 2012. "Irish Housing: A Role for Loan-to-Value Limits?," Papers, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) EC7, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

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