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An Interview with Hofinet's Director: Marja Hoek-Smit on Housing Markets in Developing and Emerging Countries

posted 4/27/2016 - 12 Comments | Share Post

The Senate Banking Committee’s Proposal For Replacing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

posted 4/11/2014 - 3 Comments | Share Post

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, once the twin kingpins of the home loan market, have been languishing in Federal conservatorship since September 6, 2008. While their continued presence is an embarrassment to many on both sides of the political aisle, it is generally understood that the agencies can’t be axed without seriously disrupting the market, and that a phase-out should occur over a period of years -- to coincide with a phase-in of the institutions that will replace them. The problem has been the a

Reverse Mortgages

posted 2/26/2014 - 1 Comments | Share Post

A reverse mortgage is one on which the loan balance rises over time, with no repayment obligation so long as the borrower resides in the house that secures the mortgage.

Is housing turning into a headache for European nations?

posted 5/6/2013 - 51 Comments | Share Post

Mass privatisation of European housing stock has created a class of 'poor owners', trapped in a cycle of poverty.

Author: Wolfgang Amann

Capital Inflows, Credit Booms and Foreign Exchange Mortgages

posted 2/6/2012 - 12 Comments | Share Post

Azerbaijan Mortgage Fund Management

posted 12/16/2011 - 14 Comments | Share Post

Azerbaijan Mortgage Fund Management seeks input in the establishment of a housing-mortgage research