Mortgage Loan Market Segmentation and Lender Pricing Behavior
AbstractThis study examines the ability of financial institutions to vary rates of return on mortgages by segmenting mortgage loan markets. The research indicates that product differentials do exist among financial institutions. These differences seem to be attributable to instrument-specific characteristics which result from varying levels of intermediation services and exit barriers resulting from lingering regulatory distinctions. Pricing differences as a result of product differences are significant between mortgage bankers and depository institutions which suggests that borrowers are willing to pay a premium for loans offered by banks and thrifts.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by American Real Estate Society in its journal Journal of Real Estate Research.
Volume (Year): 3 (1988)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Postal: American Real Estate Society Clemson University School of Business & Behavioral Science Department of Finance 401 Sirrine Hall Clemson, SC 29634-1323
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