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Banks Strategically Default and So can You. Morgan Stanley to Give Up 5 San Francisco Towers Bought at Peak



December 19, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: MS , GS

MY COMMENT: Vox Day reminds Fooldom that banks have no ethical problem strategically defaulting. Read and heed and share with anyone who maybe underwater following the bubble implosion:

From Vox Day:

But remember, it's immoral, wrong, and VERY bad for a homeowner to execute his contractual right to relinquish property to a lender:

Morgan Stanley to Give Up 5 San Francisco Towers Bought at Peak 

Morgan Stanley, the securities firm that spent more than $8 billion on commercial property in 2007, plans to relinquish five San Francisco office buildings to its lender two years after purchasing them from Blackstone Group LP near the top of the market.

If you're underwater on your mortgage, strategically defaulting and walking away from your property is not only your legal and contractual right, in many cases it is the financially responsible thing to do. Worrying about impaired credit hardly makes sense when the banks don't want to lend to anyone regardless of how good their credit is. And recent history demonstrates that once the banks decide they want to start lending again, they'll lend to anyone with a pulse.

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#1) On December 19, 2009 at 7:47 PM, devoish (72.10) wrote:

The sooner you walk, the sooner your credit recovers.

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#2) On December 19, 2009 at 9:14 PM, alexxlea (63.81) wrote:

I would much rather everyone walked away, and then we can start fresh.

Cash for clunkers tried to prop up car prices by decreasing inventory in the face of lax demand. Why not just burn down old homes for second time hom buyers and give them a tax credit?

God our government, citizenship, and world are stupid. 

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