Once, Countrywide Financial was the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, and the bloated appraisals it gave on homes were a root cause of the housing bubble. Here's why we're all still paying for Countrywide's bad behavior.
Andy Buman has been financially responsible, and invested wisely in two rental properties and a home of his own in the Omaha, Neb., area. His small real estate empire is doing well, and he has saved an extra $20,000. His question for DailyFinance's Laura Rowley: Which loan should he apply it to for the best return?