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Mortgage Pass-Through Securities: Progress and Prospects


  • David F. Seiders


This paper discusses the Housing Commission's perspective and recommendations on mortgage pass-through securities markets, reviews federal policy toward such securities in the wake of the Housing Commission "Report", and considers prospects for mortgage securities in the housing finance system of the future. Concerning the outlook, it is concluded that massive "securitization" of housing finance may not be inevitable-contrary to the developing conventional wisdom on this topic-partly because the underlying need for secondary market transactions may not be as strong as commonly expected. Furthermore, the relative importance of pass-through securities as secondary market vehicles may erode if federally related programs are phased down in line with Housing Commission recommendations, even if policies currently being developed within the Administration to improve the functioning of fully private securities markets are implemented. Copyright American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

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  • David F. Seiders, 1983. "Mortgage Pass-Through Securities: Progress and Prospects," Real Estate Economics, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, vol. 11(2), pages 264-287.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:reesec:v:11:y:1983:i:2:p:264-287

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    Cited by:

    1. Edward J. Kane, 1984. "Change and Progress in Contemporary Mortgage Markets," NBER Working Papers 1478, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Patric H. Hendershott & Herbert M. Kaufman (ary), 1992. "The market for home mortgage credit: recent changes and future prospects," Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, pages 99-127.
    3. Hendershott, Patric H. & Van Order, Robert, 1989. "Integration of mortgage and capital markets and the accumulation of residential capital," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 189-210, May.

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