How Does Mortgage Fraud Affects The Subprime Mortgage Crisis?

In the actual Subprime mortgage crisis in the US huge amounts of mortgage frauds were discovered. What’s the part that these frauds played in the actual mortgage crisis ? Thanks.

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  1. Lenders were not clear or were untruthful about how the adjustable rates worked and what the consequences would be to the homeowner in the future when they adjusted. Some started folks out with what were called “teaser rates”, like 4%, but it would adjust significantly within a short period of time, like 1-2 years, and the new rate would be 8%! These folks had no clue. Loans officers were not licensed in most cases and were’nt held to a higher standard like Realtor/Appraisers are. Thus they bent the hell out the rules to make a buck.
    Others like a few builders and others would use what are called “straw buyers” to sign closing paperwork on a property they really didn’t wouldn’t own. These straw buyers put themselves in deep trouble with Federal Authorities. And some appraisers were in the mix as well, dummy up appraisals to match the trumped up sales of properties. So it all came down to greed and now we are all going to pay for this for many years to come. I would estimate that somewhere between 85-95% of Americans will feel some effect of this on their credit with no control on their part. A damn sad state of affairs.

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