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Federal Credit Analysis Tool – Beta

The Federal Credit Analysis Tool (FCAT) provides users the ability to analyze historical data on federal credit programs from the President’s Budget. Please check out...

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Using Monte Carlo Simulations to Establish a New House Price…

This article written by James R. Follain, Ph.D., and Seth H. Giertz, was published in the Journal of Housing Economics, June 2011. Click Here to read the entire...

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Property Tax Reform: A Tough Act that Just Got Tougher

Decline in house prices makes task more important … and more difficult By James R. Follain, Ph.D., and Barbara A. Follain, Cyberhomes Contributors Published: January 28, 2009...

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Are Property Taxes a Silver Lining to the Slide in…

Whether homeowners can expect a short-term reprieve is a less-than-simple question By James R. Follain, Ph.D., and Barbara A. Follain, Cyberhomes Contributors Published: January 14, 2009 The...

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Measuring the Size of the Small Multifamily Market

Measuring the Size of the Small Multifamily Market: A Critical Step in the Establisment of Lending Goals for the GSEs This paper, written by James Follain...

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A Study of Real Estate Markets in Declining Cities

Reseach Institue for Housing America Special Report – A Study of Real Estate Markets in Declining Cities This report, written by James Follain, PH.D, Senior Fellow of...

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ZIPpity do da!

Examining LA house appreciation at ZIP level reveals the biggest winners By James R. Follain, Ph.D., and Barbara A. Follain, Cyberhomes Contributors Published: February 5, 2007...

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Under the Hood of New Fed Plan for Homeowners

Some aid is on the way, but ‘foreclosure forensics’ might make it more fairly distributed By James R. Follain, Ph.D., and Barbara A. Follain, Cyberhomes Contributors...

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A Mortgage Modeler Offers Subprime Crisis Hindsight

Trying to answer the question: How did so many financial analysts miss the mark? By James R. Follain, Ph.D., Cyberhomes Contributor Published: May 27, 2008 Last...

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Tracing the Trail of Relief

Negative equity, valuation methods play key roles in determining which troubled borrowers gain from assistance plan By James R. Follain, Ph.D., and Barbara A. Follain, Cyberhomes...

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Are We Ready for a New Index of House Value?

New measures move beyond sales-based data By James R. Follain, Ph.D., and Barbara A. Follain, Cyberhomes Contributors Published October 8, 2007 Since its inception in 1896,...

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AVMs Have Feelings, too

An automated valuation method is only as accurate as the models used to generate house values By James R. Follain, Ph.D., and Barbara A. Follain, Cyberhomes...

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