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Thanks for the real world commentary, madbrain.

I am a strong credit and I don't believe that even an assumed 10% payment level would disqualify me on the sums I am contemplating. I could buy house #2 for cash, but I do not want to liquidate long term investments to do so. This would make me an ideal bank credit (lending to someone who doesn't need the money) if anyone still bothered to do actual credit analysis of resi mortgages these days. Since nobody does so any more, gotta just make sure I fit in the box.
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