Risky Borrowers or Risky Mortgages Disaggregating Effects Using Propensity Score Models
AbstractIn this research, we examine the relative risk of subprime mortgages and a sample of community reinvestment loans originated through the Community Advantage Program (CAP). Using the propensity score matching method, we construct a sample of comparable borrowers with similar risk characteristics but holding the two different loan products. We find that the sample of community reinvestment loans have a lower default risk than subprime loans, very likely because they are not originated by brokers and lack risky features such as adjustable rates and prepayment penalties. Results suggest that similar borrowers holding more sustainable products exhibit significantly lower default risks.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by American Real Estate Society in its journal journal of Real Estate Research.
Volume (Year): 33 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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