First Mortgages, Second Mortgages, and Their Default

34 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2012

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James B. Kau

University of Georgia - Department of Insurance, Legal Studies, Real Estate

Donald C. Keenan

University of Cergy-Pontoise; University of Georgia

Constantine Lyubimov

Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)

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Date Written: September 20, 2012

Abstract

Using 35,437 pairs of first and second mortgages matched from within a much larger set of subprime mortgages, this paper tracks and describes the tendency for either one of the mortgages to enter default, as well as the tendency for either the one or the other mortgage to ever return to being current, all this in a possibly repeated manner. Thus, the entire, interconnected default history of pairs of first and second mortgages is explored, as well as compared to theoretical predictions.

Keywords: Piggyback loans, mortgage default, mortgage modifications, competing risks

JEL Classification: G21, C41

Suggested Citation

Kau, James B. and Keenan, Donald C. and Lyubimov, Constantine, First Mortgages, Second Mortgages, and Their Default (September 20, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2192696 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2192696

James B. Kau

University of Georgia - Department of Insurance, Legal Studies, Real Estate ( email )

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Donald C. Keenan

University of Cergy-Pontoise ( email )

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Constantine Lyubimov (Contact Author)

Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) ( email )

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