The home debt crisis is changing the landscape, causing millions of vacant homes, rising for-sale inventories and downward pressure on prices.
Wealthy people are probably no more likely to strategically default, or default for any reason, than anyone else.
Nervous lenders are taking an more severe view of mortgage applications when one borrower is out on new-baby leave.
The nickel-and-dime fees we're used to from banks could become dime-and-quarter fees.
Failing to fully repay a loan is bad. Why that happened -- carelessness, greed, or naive foolishness -- is relatively unimportant.
Deals can slide south with lenders pulling back-to-back credit profiles before a sale closes.
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