How Do Predatory Lending Laws Influence Mortgage Lending in Urban Areas?

30 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2007

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Keith D. Harvey

Boise State University - College of Business and Economics

Peter J. Nigro

Bryant University - Department of Finance

Abstract

This paper examines the effects of predatory lending laws in the cities of Chicago and Philadelphia. The level of mortgage activity in each of the cities is compared during the pre- and post-legislative periods relative to other parts of the state to assess the impact of localized legislation. In Chicago, where the predatory lending law focused on banks, a subprime origination in the city was found to be more likely to be made by a nonbank after the passage of the law. In Philadelphia, however, where the predatory legislation was aimed at all financial service providers, a decline was observed in the likelihood of a subprime loan being originated in the city during the post-legislation period, with the minority and low-income market segments experiencing the largest reduction.

Keywords: predatory lending, mortagage, legislation

JEL Classification: G21, K11, K12

Suggested Citation

Harvey, Keith D. and Nigro, Peter J., How Do Predatory Lending Laws Influence Mortgage Lending in Urban Areas?. Journal of Real Estate Research Vol. 25, No. 4, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=955016

Keith D. Harvey (Contact Author)

Boise State University - College of Business and Economics ( email )

1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
United States

Peter J. Nigro

Bryant University - Department of Finance ( email )

1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
United States

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