Lower lending standards is NOT about helping borrowers, it's about helping banks.
We have touched in this issue before without really getting into the nitty gritty of it. It just made more sense to think through how to deal with it as a reality rather than get caught up in a discussion that then takes on a political dimension that does not really get us anywhere when it comes to how we make smart real estate decisions. However, I have had enough members of the audience reach out to me for clarification on this that it seemed like it was time to talk about it. Despite the commercials that tell us banks are in it to make our lives better and make it possible for you to achieve the American dream, that is not really the case - at least not at its core. Are there folks that work at banks that really like helping people afford a home? I have no doubt. As institutions - a banks motivations are a bit more material than that.
We will also provide a small update to what we talked about yesterday regarding Connecticut - and it is not good news.
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