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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Consumers’ Mortgage Shopping Experience

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Housing/Homelessness

Subtitled: A First Look at Results from the National Survey of Mortgage Borrowers.  Examines information related to consumers’ efforts to obtain a mortgage from initial searching through ultimate closing.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Independence for Young Millennials: Moving Out and Boomeranging Back

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Youth

Examines the process of household formation by young adults born between 1980 and 1984.    Finds that the likelihood of young adults to move out and boomerang back to parental homes is correlated with certain individual and family characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Student Loan Debt and Economic Outcomes

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Youth


Examines the impact of student loan liabilities on homeownership status and wealth accumulation.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


Transitioning to Alternative Structures for Housing Finance

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

Examines various mechanisms that policymakers could use to attract more private capital to the secondary mortgage market and extricate the federal government from its current position of insuring 70% of all new residential mortgages.  Analyzes transition paths to four alternative structures.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Returning to the Nest: Debt and Parental Co-residence Among Young Adults

Categories: Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation

Examines the relationship between a young adult’s debt burden, especially student loan debt, and the decision to reside with a parent.  From the Federal Reserve


The Impact of Missed Payments and Foreclosures on Credit Scores

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness

Challenges the idea that foreclosure will ruin a credit score.  Finds that the first missed payment leads to the biggest reduction in credit scores and that credit scores improve substantially a year following foreclosure.  From the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank


The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2014

Focuses on economic development in the region but includes sections on megachurches, migration data, homeless children, and vehicle tolls.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission


American Housing Survey, National Summary Tables 2013

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Statistics—ahs-2013.html

Presents summary statistical data for the national on such topics as single-family homes, apartments, manufactured housing, vacant units, housing costs, recent moves, and more.  Provides link to summary tables aggregated into a single Excel workbook.  From the Census Bureau


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