posted on Sep, 26 2008 @ 06:23 PM
why not just cosign, back or cap the ARM interest rate on the bad mortgages to fix the prob. this could be done thru existing mortgage writing
channel w/ programs funded by gov't in short order.
96% of mortgages are still being paid, prob is only the bad ones (~4% of outstanding), i heard. maybe there are 100M private mortgages in USA - 5M x
150K each would be the $750B... this would eliminate the root cause risk and would prop up the derivatives based on mortgages, etc. help would be
offered in exchange for pro-rated equity in the property that secures the mortgage - so there would be a way to recover the investment (and a loss in
event of ultimate default - an incentive to guide monetary & tax policy to stabilize property values, unemployment, etc).