'Luxury squatters' take over vacant houses and declare themselves owners. In Seattle, one family moved into a $3.3 million place.
FICO calls them 'damage points,' and, boy, can they pull down your credit score.
Losing your home to foreclosure is one thing. But walking away just because it's financially convenient could hurt down the road.
Your friends can not only make you fat, they can make the social barriers to breaking a mortgage contract come crumbling down.
You can be assured that the 'investor' has no intention of paying your lender a dime.
My friend says he wants to change, he says he's learned his lesson from his bankruptcy, but his actions say otherwise.
Walking away from your agreements when you have the capacity to fulfill them is morally wrong, akin to lying.
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