A New Spin on the Jumbo/Conforming Loan Rate Differential

Brent William Ambrose, Richard Buttimer, Thomas Thibodeau

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Abstract

This article uses house-price transaction data to estimate volatility in house prices. The volatility parameter is an input into a mortgage-pricing model that is used to simulate the contract interest rate that balances the mortgage contract. By segmenting the house-price transaction into high- and low-valued homes, we are able to estimate a theoretical jumbo/conforming loan rate differential. Simulation results demonstrate that the differences in volatility between high- and low-priced homes can produce a contract loan rate differential, holding all else constant. The article also presents a discussion of the problems inherent to estimating volatilities form assets with infrequent trades and long holding periods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-335
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Real Estate Finance and Economics
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

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  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Urban Studies

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Ambrose, Brent William ; Buttimer, Richard ; Thibodeau, Thomas. / A New Spin on the Jumbo/Conforming Loan Rate Differential. In: Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. 2001 ; Vol. 23, No. 3. pp. 309-335.
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In: Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 23, No. 3, 01.12.2001, p. 309-335.

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