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Opportunities and Issues in Using HMDA Data

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  • Robert B. Avery

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    (Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C. 20551-0001)

  • Kenneth P. Brevoort

    (Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C. 20551-0001)

  • Glenn B. Canner

    (Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, D.C. 20551-0001)

Abstract

Since 1975, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) has required most mortgage lending institutions to disclose to the public information about the home loans they originate or purchase during a calendar year. In using these data, however, researchers need to be aware of a number of issues and potential problems that characterize HMDA. This article provides a comprehensive enumeration of these issues, focusing on practical problems that can potentially influence choices researchers make in using the data or in interpreting the findings. The article also includes an illustrative example of how the data that is reported in HMDA can be used to gain a better understanding of trends and practices in the home mortgage market.

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Article provided by American Real Estate Society in its journal journal of Real Estate Research.

Volume (Year): 29 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 351-380

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Handle: RePEc:jre:issued:v:29:n:4:2007:p:351-380

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  1. Robert B. Avery & Glenn B. Canner & Robert E. Cook, 2005. "New information reported under HMDA and its application in fair lending enforcement," Federal Reserve Bulletin, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.), issue Sum, pages 344-394.
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  2. Neil Bhutta, 2008. "Giving credit where credit is due? the Community Reinvestment Act and mortgage lending in lower-income neighborhoods," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2008-61, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  3. Huang, Haifang & Stephens, Eric, 2011. "From Housing Bust to Credit Crunch: Evidence from Small Business Loans," Working Papers 2011-15, University of Alberta, Department of Economics.
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  6. Robert B. Avery & Kenneth P. Brevoort, 2011. "The subprime crisis: Is government housing policy to blame?," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2011-36, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  7. Neil Bhutta, 2009. "Regression discontinuity estimates of the effects of the GSE act of 1992," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2009-03, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
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  9. John Karikari & Ioan Voicu & Irene Fang, 2011. "FHA vs. Subprime Mortgage Originations: Is FHA the Answer to Subprime Lending?," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 43(4), pages 441-458, November.
  10. Nadauld, Taylor D. & Sherlund, Shane M., 2013. "The impact of securitization on the expansion of subprime credit," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 107(2), pages 454-476.
  11. Zsuzsa Huszár & George Lentz & Wei Yu, 2012. "Does mandatory disclosure affect subprime lending to minority neighborhoods?," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer, vol. 36(4), pages 900-924, October.
  12. Huang, Haifang & Humphreys, Brad, 2012. "Do New Sports Facilities Revitalize Urban Neighborhoods? Evidence from Residential Mortgage Applications," Working Papers 2012-5, University of Alberta, Department of Economics.

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