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You have been WARNED!!!!!!!



August 08, 2008 – Comments (2)

Conditions are getting MUCH WORSE MUCH FASTER!!!!!!!!

July deteriorating rapidly from a terrible Q2 from Fannie today (off of CalculatedRisk):

But on the downside, July was a tough month for our credit performance. We experienced higher defaults and higher loan loss severities in the markets that were experiencing the steepest home price declines. And that gave us higher charge-offs than we had experienced in any month in the second quarter, and higher than we had expected. We also saw a higher proportion of foreclosures coming from states and products with higher loan balances, which increases the absolute dollar losses. In terms of severity, the loss that we experienced when a loan defaults also increased from 19 basis points in the first quarter to 23 basis points in the second quarter. And that rose again in July to 27 basis points. We are now seeing average initial charge off severities of 40% for loans in California. Home prices have cratered in certain markets since the peak -- Cape Coral, Florida, down 50%; Las Vegas, down 35%; northern Virginia, down 30%; and in California, Modesto, and Stockton, down 50%; Riverside, down 40%. The list goes on. Alt-A foreclosures have doubled in southern California.

Anyone wonder how August is going????????

Do you think the above might be why are Governors around America are so worried about declining revenues?????



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#1) On August 08, 2008 at 1:54 PM, motleyanimal (36.70) wrote:

Can you feel the love out there?

The bears are getting a long overdue bath and Goldilocks, Heidi, Pollyanna and Annie are pole dancing at the "Bada Bing."

What's not to like?

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#2) On August 08, 2008 at 5:36 PM, DemonDoug (31.56) wrote:

august - that's not so good, al.

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