This was a very interesting statistical chart. I still think the major thing everybody continues to miss is that it was not so much sub-prime or 100% financing as much as stated income. Even still, the 100% financing problem arose due to the plummeting values and people just, basically, giving up and walking away. So I would be very careful to read into this that 100% financing is bad; I would take it with a grain of salt. The problem really stems from stated income loans and the floor falling out of home values. If you buy a house at 250K and it is now worth 150K, why stay? This is the rational of those affected by this. We are not seeing this so much here in ABQ.
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