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 […]

Feb 15 2010

Big Loans Facing Big Problems – California Prime Jumbo Loan Defaults Rise to 11.3 Percent Putting $167 Billion in Loans in Distress. California Holds 44 Percent of Prime Jumbo Loans and 50 Percent of Option ARMs.

Most Americans will never deal with a jumbo mortgage.  With the nationwide median home price of $173,000 a mortgage of $729,750 seems like an absurdity to most people.  But in states where housing prices were climbing by leaps and bounds big mortgages were big business.  The prime jumbo residential mortgage backed security market is currently […]