Mortgage defaults aren’t increasing in California simply because homeowners are purposefully ceasing mortgage payments, as the elderly couple did. But it’s one piece of the puzzle. The Chronicle’s report isn’t faulty; it just makes the story the upward-trending number—whereas the LAT tries to go beyond that to hunt for a piece of what, in the end, is a very human puzzle.
02:37 PM - April 23, 2009
Mortgage Defaults Beyond the Numbers
Chronicle reports the figures, LAT goes deeper
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