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UNC Center for Community Capital senior research economist Sarah Riley will speak Thursday, April 3, on her research findings about the mobility of low-income underwater homeowners and the impact on unemployment rates at the 2014 American Real Estate Society annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.

Riley’s presentation, “House Price Dynamics, Unemployment, and the Mobility Decisions of Low-Income Homeowners,” is one of four presented during a session related to government policy and regulation. It begins at 1:30 p.m.

Riley manages the UNC Center for Community Capital’s data stores and conducts research in the areas of real estate economics and finance. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009.

Mortgage finance is a key area of study for the UNC Center for Community Capital, the leading center for research and policy analysis on the transformative power of capital on households and communities in the United States. Part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the center offers data and analysis that helps policymakers, advocates and the private sector find sustainable ways to expand economic opportunity to more people more effectively. For more information, visit or call (919) 843-2140.



Topics(s): Affordable Homeownership, Default, Bankruptcy, & Foreclosure, Impacts of Homeownership, Mortgage Finance
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