Mortgage Markets Worldwide
January 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Ghana, South Africa,
Israel, and Poland are all covered in this book, as well as
comparative studies of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Russia, and a long list of emerging economies. These
represent both different regions of the world and markets at
varying stages of economic and financial development. The editors
present an institutional, empirical and theoretical evaluation of
different housing finance systems, presenting a collection of
studies that describe various aspects of selected mortgage markets
around the world.
Questions relating to housing finance efficiency and contract
heterogeneity are examined and the securitization experiences in
these countries are analysed, offering valuable lessons on how
mortgage markets are integrated with capital markets and how
particular institutional frameworks interact with mortgage
Short reviews on each mortgage market are given covering
institutional aspects of the markets, such as the size and
structure of the market (including flows and accumulation of
funds); a description of the competition and a presentation of the
major competitors (including market share and major financial
measures); profitability in the market, with trends and structural
changes; the major mortgage instruments and their market share;
special tax issues; the role of the government in the market;
defaults, prepayments and mortgage insurance; and major regulatory
Through this thorough analysis, the major existing problems in
the mortgage market of each country are explored, highlighting the
current steps adopted to solve these problems, propositions for
dealing with the major issues in the future and the implied
developments in the market.
Researchers in real estate and housing economics throughout the world - as well as city analysts - will gain through Mortgage Markets Worldwide a better understanding of this rich and complex market.
1 The Emerging Mortgage Markets in China .
Yongheng Deng and Peng Fei.
The evolution of the mortgage markets in China.
An early assessment of China’s residential mortgage loans performance.
2 Mortgage Market in India .
Piyush Tiwari and Pradeep Debata.
Demographic trends and housing stock.
Formal mortgage market.
Securitization of housing loans.
Role of government and recent regulatory reforms.
Finance to builders.
Issues in housing finance: reform agenda.
3 Transforming Housing Finance in Japan in the 21st Century .
Overview of the Japanese economy, housing markets, the housing finance markets and systems in Japan.
Restructuring the public housing loan corporation: causes and possible consequences.
Some recent movements in the Japanese housing finance markets and systems: securitization of real estate in Japan.
4 Mortgage Market in Singapore .
Seow Eng Ong.
Housing finance in Singapore.
ARM prepayment for private housing.
ARM prepayment for public housing.
The Central Provident Fund.
ARM delinquency and default within the CPF context.
Innovations in mortgage products.
5 The Israeli Mortgage Market: Mortgage Insurance as a Mechanism for Screening Default Risk .
Danny Ben-Shahar, Gilat Benchetrit and Eyal Sulganik.
Brief review of the Israeli economy and mortgage market.
Modelling mortgage insurance as a screening mechanism.
6 Housing Finance and Mortgage Markets in The Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia .
A.R. Ghanbari Parsa and Mohammad Ali Mulazadeh.
Housing mortgage in a socialist economy.
The Czech Republic.
Housing finance system in Hungary.
Loan guarantee measures.
Affordability of mortgage loans.
Evolution of housing mortgage loans.
The demand for housing and mortgage credit.
Short history of mortgage banking.
Increasing individual housing loans.
Public mortgage bonds.
Mortgage loan system in Slovenia.
Housing market in Slovenia.
Residential loan offered by banking sector.
Obstacles of the mortgage loan market in Slovenia.
Summary and conclusion.
7 The Mortgage Lending Market in Poland.
Ewa Kucharska-Stasiak and Magdalena Zaleczna.
Determinants underlying expansion of the mortgage loan market.
The mortgage loan market – a retrospective analysis.
Current situation on the mortgage loan market.
The loan insurance system.
Future of the mortgage loan market.
8 Secondary Mortgage Markets in South Africa .
Julia Freybote and Viola Karoly.
Economic and property market fundamentals.
Primary mortgage markets.
Secondary mortgage markets.
Conclusion and outlook.
9 The Mortgage Market in Ghana .
Contractual agreements in the housing market.
Land and property in the development of capital.
The housing challenge.
State housing policy initiatives.
Formal mortgage in Ghana.
Features of the mortgage market.
The legal framework.
The Home Finance Company (HFC).
10 Housing Finance in Emerging Economies: Applying a Benchmark from Developed Countries .
Ashok Bardhan and Robert H. Edelstein.
Housing finance and the economy.
Russia, India and China: defining similarities and contrasts.
11 Mortgage Finance in Emerging Markets: Constraints and Feasible Development Paths .
Bertrand M. Renaud.
Recurring issues in developing mortgage markets.
Types of mortgage systems observed in developing countries.
Lessons learned and some strategic priorities.
Notes to appendices.
Charles Leung – Department of Economics, Chinese
University of Hong Kong
Seow Eng Ong – Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore
- covers China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Ghana, South
Africa, Israel, and Poland covered; with comparative studies of the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Russia, and a long
list of emerging economies
- Exploration of the major problems in the mortgage market of each country – and the current steps adopted to solve them