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Conviction: Fraud for Housing

I'd like to start this post with something Tanta wrote in early 2007: Unwinding the Fraud for Bubbles There is a tradition in the mortgage business of distinguishing between two major types of mortgage fraud, called “Fraud for Housing” and “Fraud for Profit.” The former is the borrower-initiated fraud—inflating income or assets, lying about employment, etc.—that is motivated by the borrower’s desire to get housing (not the same thing as “real estate”), by means of getting a loan he or she doesn’t actually qualify for.
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No-Money-Down Caused The Housing Bubble

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game (5 years ago)

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Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game (4 years ago)

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Business & Finance : Zero Hedge (last year)

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