The moral of the story is...

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The moral of the story is ...

The moral of the story is ... stay in your budget! Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, recently spoke to the North Carolina Association of Realtors at The Greenbriar. One of his very astute points was low and no down payment loans did NOT cause the loan crisis. It is not about down payment it is about staying within your budget. After WW-II millions of no down payment loans were made to veterans and we did not have a mortgage crisis.  

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Carol Babington
Carol Babington Associates - Las Cruces, NM

Good point. It's also a different generation with a different set of ethics. Don't you agree?

Oct 24, 2011 03:04 AM #1
Wendy Cutrufelli
Alain Pinel Realtors - Walnut Creek, CA
Contra Costa Realtor

I do think the first point needs to be to buy within your budget and then stay within it.

Oct 24, 2011 03:04 AM #2
Wale Adewoyin
1st Crown Realty Corporation 503-512-6200 - Saint Helens, OR

Times are changing, and I feel the mortgage instruments that worked when people stayed on jobs for 30yrs, are not working today.

Oct 24, 2011 03:11 AM #3
Kathryn Gorham
Green Key Realty - Emerald Isle, NC
Emerald Isle NC Crystal Coast

Carol, Yes good point. Changing the down payment rule to require 20% down to "fix" the problem when it did not "cause" the problem would not be helpful.

Wendy - yes great first step.

Wale - yes, the same products may not work but changing something that wasn't a cause of the problem won't work either.

Oct 24, 2011 03:56 AM #4
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