Skipping the paperwork

The number of mortgages recorded with Arlington County rose from 1994 to 2006, while the number of documents recording the sale of mortgages to investors fell. The trend suggests transfers went unrecorded as the industry tried to save time and money.

The number of mortgages recorded with Arlington County rose from 1994 to 2006, while the number of documents recording the sale of mortgages to investors fell.

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