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What Factors Determine Changes in House Prices and Rents?

Geoffrey Meen and Christine Whitehead

in Understanding Affordability: The Economics of Housing Markets

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529211863
eISBN:
9781529211870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529211863.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Whatever measure of affordability is used house prices and rents play a central role and Chapter 3 is concerned with what causes these two variables to change over time and vary across different ... More


Crisis and Innovation in the Housing Economy: A Tale of Three Markets

Michael Haliassos

in Financial Innovation: Too Much or Too Little?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262018296
eISBN:
9780262305495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018296.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

It is generally agreed that the crises of the mid-2000s were triggered, in part, by the failures of financial innovation in the housing economy. In relation to the securitisation of mortgages, and ... More


Understanding Affordability: The Economics of Housing Markets

Geoffrey Meen and Christine Whitehead

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529211863
eISBN:
9781529211870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529211863.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Affordability is, perhaps, the greatest housing problem facing households today, both in the UK and internationally. Even though most households are now well housed, hardship is disproportionately ... More


What Determines the Number of New Homes Built?

Geoffrey Meen and Christine Whitehead

in Understanding Affordability: The Economics of Housing Markets

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529211863
eISBN:
9781529211870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529211863.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Chapter 6 discusses new house building and the changing structure of the industry. Current housing policy is heavily concerned with ways of increasing supply and, in terms of analysis, the ... More


The Mortgage Crisis

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the foreclosure crisis of the 1930s. Borrower defaults were rooted in the double trigger of reduced incomes and lower house prices, as well as the fragile structure of ... More


Repairing Mortgage and Housing Markets

Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

in Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The HOLC provided significant relief to individual borrowers and lenders, and also pursued a more general public mission. HOLC officials were determined to stabilize mortgage and housing markets by ... More


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