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But as you will understand, I don't like to post things that mischaracterize and are aimed to mislead.

-- Brad Delong

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Next Wave of Foreclosures

More foreclosure are looming on the horizon, and these buzzards will come to roost* over the next 18 months.  There are three sources; Option ARMS, the prime jumbo basket, and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) where only 2/3 of borrowers are current on their payments.

This is one of the many reason why I am so deeply pessimistic about the near to medium term future.

* And I am not above mixing metaphors.  


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