A firm which has specialized in helping consumers escape underwater mortgages is finding their former clients open to returning to the market again.

YouWalkAway.com has been in business since 2007 and claims to have helped 6,000 to 7,000 consumers minimize damage to their credit scores as they abandoned property they could no longer afford, a process known as strategic default.

Now the firm has discovered that far from being averse to the mortgage market, almost 80% of its former clients surveyed expressed a desire to purchase another home within a year after losing the first one in a foreclosure, short sale or deed in lieu of foreclosure.

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