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November/December 2008, 
Vol. 90, No. 6
Posted 2008-11-01

Mortgage Innovation, Mortgage Choice, and Housing Decisions

by Matthew S. Chambers, Carlos Garriga, and Don Schlagenhauf

This article examines some of the more recent mortgage products now available to borrowers. The authors describe how these products differ across important characteristics, such as the down payment requirement, repayment structure, and amortization schedule.