Home Loan Defaults, Foreclosures On The Rise

<p>Number of home owners defaulting on mortgage loans is rising in California.</p>
January 27, 2007, 11am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"The number of Californians defaulting on their mortgage loans is rising rapidly, according to figures released Tuesday, providing striking evidence that more people are at risk of losing their homes...Home markets that are most vulnerable include the Inland Empire and the Central Valley, both of which drew throngs of first-time buyers even as the housing boom was ending. Such homeowners are the most at risk of losing their homes because they have relatively little equity in their properties, making it harder to refinance their mortgages."

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Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2007 in The Los Angeles Times
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