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Fannie Mae gets tough on 'strategic' mortgage defaults - Borrowers who walk away from mortgages they can afford to pay — making "strategic defaults" — are running increasing risks that they'll be penalized for doing so. Starting in October, strategic defaulters will be disqualified for new Fannie Mae-backed loans for seven years after their foreclosures. Fannie also plans to go to court where it can to recoup outstanding mortgage debt from borrowers who strategically default. Under a bill that's passed the House and awaits Senate action, the Federal Housing Administration would be barred from insuring mortgages for those who previously ditched a mortgage they had the ability to pay. Read full article: