How are mortgage loans the root cause of the rising number of bank failures.?
I don’t understand! If a bank lends the home buyer money to purchase a home and the purchaser makes payments for some period of time but ultimately has to default on the loan, doesn’t the bank make money? It receives the payments, forecloses on the home and can then resell the home to another buyer. If the market is depressed, can’t the bank retain the home as an asset until the market returns to normal? So, if these statements are true, how can the bank blame loan defaults as the cause of the failure?