A Note on the Valuation of Mortgage Loan Commitments: Incorporating the Commitment Cost in the Mortgage Rate
Kutner and Seifert recently found that mortgage loan commitments have significant financial value. This note presents a procedure that may be used to incorporate this value in the nominal lending rate. The findings indicate that typical lending rates should be augmented by approximately 8 to 44 basis points in order to adequately capture this additional cost.
Volume (Year): 5 (1990)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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- Black, Fischer & Scholes, Myron S, 1973. "The Pricing of Options and Corporate Liabilities," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 81(3), pages 637-54, May-June.
- Robert C. Merton, 1973. "Theory of Rational Option Pricing," Bell Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 4(1), pages 141-183, Spring.
- George W. Kutner & James A. Seifert, 1989. "The Valuation of Mortgage Loan Commitments Using Option Pricing Estimates," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 4(2), pages 13-20.
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