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What Do Runaway Home Prices Mean for the US?

Don Layton • October 6, 2021

On September 28, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the regulator of Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Federal Home Loan Banks, reported its monthly index of house…
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Rental Housing: An International Comparison

Michael Carliner, Ellen Marya • September 1, 2016

This working paper compares rental housing in 12 countries in Europe and North America, using individual records from household surveys. Differences in housing…
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Examining Supply-Side Constraints to Low-Income Homeownership

J. Michael Collins, David Crowe, Michael Carliner • October 5, 2001

Much of homeownership research and policy focuses on financial or information barriers that might frustrate low-income renter households from buying a home. Given existing…
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How Deep Is the ‘Economic Moat’ Around the Two GSEs?

Don Layton • September 18, 2019

When policymakers focus on legislative reform of the two major government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), a core principle widely espoused is to increase competition, to get…