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Search and Credit Frictions in the Housing Market

Miroslav Gabrovski () and Victor Ortego-Marti ()

No 202016, Working Papers from University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper develops a model of the housing market with search and credit frictions. The interaction between the two sources of friction gives rise to a novel channel through which the financial sector affects prices and liquidity in the housing market and leads to multiple equilibria. In a numerical exercise, we gauge the relative contribution of credit market shocks to the observed patterns in housing prices, time-to-sell, and mortgage debt-to-price ratio in the U.S. data prior to the $2007$ housing market crash. Our results suggest that shocks associated with the credit frictions channel had a relatively larger impact on the observed build-up in mortgage debt and lack of change in time-to-sell than on the increase in prices.

Keywords: Housing market; Credit Frictions; Search and Matching; Multiple Equilibria; Mortgages (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E2 E32 R21 R31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban, nep-dge, nep-mac and nep-ure
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