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Risk of forced home sales is rising

There are increasing signs that the most leveraged borrowers are struggling to refinance their mortgages with traditional lenders. The small but meaningful number of insured mortgage holders who took out a two-year fix when house prices peaked in early 2022 will face an even greater challenge when they try to refinance, as the fall in house prices since then leaves them with little or even negative equity. The risk of forced home sales is rising.  

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