The US Housing Market and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis (B): Impact on the US Economy

            
 
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Case Code : BENV015
Case Length : 28 Pages
Period : 2001-2007
Pub Date : 2008
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : -
Industry : Financial Services
Countries : USA

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Some Perspectives

Some analysts welcomed the measures that Bush and the US Federal Reserve announced to prevent the US mortgage crisis from aggravating. “Something other than lower interest rates is needed to fix the subprime crisis and a freeze on mortgage interest payments is a big step in the right direction, if it works,” said Cary Leahey, Managing Director of Decision Economics.

However, some others argued that although the new regulations that the Federal Reserve announced would reduce the rate of foreclosures in the future, the measures were too late to help existing borrowers facing problems...

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Looking Ahead

There was growing concern about the slowdown in the US economy. Between October 2007 and December 2007, the US economy had grown by a mere 0.6 percent (annualized) compared to 4.9 percent in the preceding three months. Some analysts were concerned that inflation levels were rising. The inflation rate in the US was 4.1 percent in 2007 compared to 2.5 percent in 2006...

Exhibits

Exhibit I: Different Types of Mortgages
Exhibit II: The Process of Mortgage Origination
Exhibit III: A Brief Note on the US Mortgage Market
Exhibit IV: Federal Funds Rate: 2000-2003
Exhibit V: Non -Traditional Mortgage Loans
Exhibit VI: Expansion in Subprime Lending: 1994 -2006
Exhibit VII: Federal Funds Rate: 2004-2006
Exhibit VIII: US Mortgage Bond Market in Q2 2007 (in Trillion Dollars)
Exhibit IX: Housing Construction in the US
Exhibit X: US House Price Trends from 1998 to 2007

 

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