Housing & Mortgages

Housing & Mortgages

  • What Was Behind the Boom and Bust in House Prices?

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    Recent research points more strongly to one of three potential culprits: fundamental shocks, credit market changes or beliefs about the housing market.

  • The Connection between House Prices and Consumption

    Tuesday, August 23, 2016

    Why do changes in house prices affect how much people consume?

  • Did It Matter What Types of Assets the Fed Purchased?

    Monday, August 15, 2016

    New research shows that the types of assets purchased during QE had differing effects on the economy.

  • seriously delinquent loan rates

    Rates of Seriously Delinquent Auto, Student Debt Rise in First Quarter

    Tuesday, August 02, 2016

    Seriously delinquent mortgage debt, credit card debt and HELOCs all fell in the first quarter, while seriously delinquent auto and student debt rose.

  • consumer debt is on the rise

    Consumer Debt Is on the Rise

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Total real consumer debt rose in the first quarter on a year-over-year basis, with all categories of debt going up except one.

  • homeownership rates

    Why Is the Homeownership Rate Still Falling?

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016

    There are at least two reasons why the U.S. homeownership rate continues to fall despite many housing metrics improving.

  • mortgage debt default

    Why Has the Share of Mortgage Debt in Default Fallen?

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Four components—changes in average debt, average debt in default, number of households with debt and number of households in default—constitute the change in the share of mortgage debt in default. Which one is the biggest driver?

  • Bridges article

    Sí, Hablo Español: Illinois-Based Bank Opens Bilingual Branch... Inside a Public Library

    Fall 2015 | Bridges

    The St. Louis Fed’s Jeanne Marra tells the story of a full-service, fully bilingual banking center, which is also the first financial institution in Fairmont City, Ill.

  • lasting effects of housing crisis

    What Were Some of the Lasting Effects Caused by the Recent Housing Crisis?

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    The idea that people should buy a home as soon as possible seems to be changing.

  • eighth district

    Why Are More Young Adults Still Living at Home?

    Monday, October 26, 2015

    The number of 25-year-olds living with their parents has risen significantly since 1999. What factors are at play?


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