How Mortgages Became Part of the Mess

This is a mortgage. What follows is a step-by-step explanation of how mortgages became the basis for a precarious investment structure that contributed to the current financial meltdown. It all started with a lender making a loan...

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SOURCE: Washington Post research | GRAPHIC: Jill Drew, Larry Nista, Brenna Maloney and Patterson Clark, The Washington Post - December 16, 2008

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