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Choosing between Fixed- and Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

In: Household Credit Usage

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  • Monica Paiella
  • Alberto Franco Pozzolo

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Housing is the most important asset in the portfolio of most households. It is a relatively illiquid investment, with an uncertain capital value, and it is generally highly leveraged, which makes it a potentially important channel of transmission of monetary policy. Furthermore, houses are both an asset and a consumption good.

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  • Monica Paiella & Alberto Franco Pozzolo, 2007. "Choosing between Fixed- and Adjustable-Rate Mortgages," Palgrave Macmillan Books, in: Sumit Agarwal & Brent W. Ambrose (ed.), Household Credit Usage, chapter 0, pages 219-236, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:palchp:978-0-230-60891-7_13
    DOI: 10.1057/9780230608917_13
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    Keywords

    Interest Rate; House Price; Bank Branch; Home Purchase; Interest Rate Spread;
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    JEL classification:

    • D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • E4 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates

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