Monday, May 14, 2007

Flip-flopping, or consumer Credit Default Swaps

 What happens to the credit ratings of these floppers?

Many of these foreclosures were actually planned. A huge amount of fraud was going on, where a group of 5 people would each buy a house; then they would flip it to their designated "flopper", who, with the ridiculously easy lending available, would have no problem getting the $5 million in loans needed. The flopper would file for default almost immediately; he had no intention of ever making a payment. The group splits the proceeds from the 5 flips. 5 new foreclosures on the market.

Source: Bill Cara: Cara’s Daily Board, Mon., May 14, 2007, 8:29 AM

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