No-money-down mortgages are back

By ChrisKolmar   Follow   Fri, 1 Feb 2013, 1:03pm   397 views   2 comments
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Its 100% financingthe same strategy that pushed many homeowners into foreclosure during the housing bust. Banks say these loans are safer: Theyre almost exclusively being offered to clients with sizable assets, and they often require two forms of collateralthe house and a portion of the clients investment portfolio in lieu of a traditional cash down payment.

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  1. jvolstad

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    20% down, 20% down, 20% down. If you want a house, you need 20% down.

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    Anything less than 20% should be illegal.

    I agree that borrowing cost is less than inflation, but stock is volatile, cash is not. Show me the money.

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