equity stripping

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equity stripping

A term applied to a variety of sleight-of-hand practices,most often:

• Offering to assist homeowners facing foreclosure through buying their home and then selling it back to them, usually at rates and on terms guaranteed to result in default and loss of all equity

• Protecting assets from creditors by encumbering the equity with loans from friendly creditors, such as relatives, who won't foreclose if you miss a few payments

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Appraisers are being indicted and convicted of participation in fraud transactions that range from bogus sales, to predatory lending, equity stripping, and mortgage fraud.
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