May 24 2010

Why strategic defaults benefit the dialog on housing. Strategic defaults moving faster than HAMP modifications. The movement for stronger mortgage requirements.

I know many of you have strong opinions regarding strategic defaults.  People have a hard time blending in moral and financial obligations.  It really is a fine balance and public discourse gets muddied with emotional arguments to a somewhat obvious economic issue.  The housing market has not been normal for over a decade.  Even today […]

Mar 16 2010

No Hope for Option ARMs or Alt-A Loans – Loan to Value Ratios of 169% Simply do not Qualify for Help and Cement the Destiny for Billions in California Loans. Two Case Examples in Irvine and Garden Grove.

One of the big problems that really isn’t addressed when discussing option ARMs or Alt-A loans is the fact that many are tied to the hip with second liens.  If it wasn’t bad enough to have one toxic mortgage imagine having two.  It is also a bad twist of fate that most of these loans […]

Mar 13 2010

The Complete Guide to Toxic Mortgages and the Housing Situation of California – Option ARMs, 55 Percent of Jumbo California Loans are ARMs, 794,000 Distressed Properties, and Failed Loan Modifications.

An updated chart highlighting the option ARM and exotic mortgage loans made during the height of the bubble still shows us that many loans will go bad in the next couple of years.  We need to remember that the vast majority of troubled option ARMs were made from 2004 to 2007.  While analysts claim that […]

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