Can housing risk be diversified? A cautionary tale from the housing boom and bust
|Title:||Can housing risk be diversified? A cautionary tale from the housing boom and bust||Authors:||Cotter, John
Gabriel, Stuart A.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6641||Date:||Sep-2014||Abstract:||This study evaluates the effectiveness of geographic diversification in reducing housing investment risk. To characterize diversification potential, we estimate spatial correlation and integration among 401 US metropolitan housing markets. The 2000s boom brought a marked uptrend in housing market integration associated with eased residential lending standards and rapid growth in private mortgage securitization. As boom turned to bust, macro factors, including employment and income fundamentals, contributed importantly to the trending up in housing return integration. Portfolio simulations reveal substantially lower diversification potential and higher risk in the wake of increased market integration.||Funding Details:||Science Foundation Ireland||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. Geary Institute||Copyright (published version):||2014 the authors||Keywords:||Integration; Housing risk diversification; Housing returns||Other versions:||http://www.ucd.ie/geary/static/publications/workingpapers/gearywp201412.pdf||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Working Papers|
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