Strategic defaulters opt to continue paying on second liens

 · walnut creek-based homeliberty, which seeks to help underwater homeowners making a strategic default stay in their homes, said it expects to help home.

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2 Background: The strategic default decision When the price of housing falls, mortgage borrowers may nd default an attractive option compared to paying a premium to stay in their home even if they can aord to keep paying. The following two-period model, which we borrow from Foote et al. (2008), illustrates this concept.

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 · Strategic Default Data Suggests Foreclosure Prevention Tactics Useless Mish Moved to MishTalk.Com Click to Visit. An interesting report in the los angeles times shows that a person with super-prime credit scores is more likely to walk away from an underwater mortgage than a person with a subprime credit rating.

 · Strategic defaults are heavily concentrated in negative-equity markets where home values zoomed during the boom and have cratered since 2006. In California last year, the number of strategic defaults was 68 times higher than it was in 2005. In Florida it was 46 times higher.

 · since your mortgage balance is more than the value of your home, you may have trouble obtaining a refinance loan. most lenders are not willing to extend loans that exceed 100% of the value of the property. there are a few programs worth looking into that are specially aimed at the underwater homeowner that are worth applying for.

The fundamental worksheet will continue to. CCC/split CCC and default) outperformed the higherquality segment of the market (rated split bbb/bb) during 2017. The lowerquality loan segment is.

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"White Star is continuing to operate its business during the strategic process, and with the [debtor-in-possession] financing, has sufficient liquidity to timely pay all employees. in principal.