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Well worth saving : how the new deal safeguarded home ownership

Author: Price Van Meter Fishback; Jonathan Derek Rose; Kenneth A Snowden
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2013
Series: Markets and governments in economic history.
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"Well Worth Saving tells the story of the disastrous housing market during the Great Depression and the extent to which an immensely popular New Deal relief program, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC), was able to stem foreclosures by buying distressed mortgages from lenders and refinancing them. Drawing on historical records and modern statistical tools, Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Price Van Meter Fishback; Jonathan Derek Rose; Kenneth A Snowden
ISBN: 9780226082448 022608244X
OCLC Number: 842316411
Description: xiv, 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The patchwork mortgage market in the 1920s --
The mortgage crisis --
Pressures for government action --
The economic rationale for the HOLC --
An HOLC primer --
The lenders' good deal --
The borrowers' good deal --
Repairing mortgage and housing markets --
The cost to taxpayers and subsidies to the housing market --
Conclusion --
Appendix: --
Walking through the analysis of the impact of the HOLC.
Series Title: Markets and governments in economic history.
Responsibility: Price Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden.

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Tells the story of the disastrous housing market during the Great Depression and the extent to which an immensely popular New Deal relief program, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation (HOLC), was able  Read more...
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