When brokers get together and discuss last year's hottest products, chances are the conversation is peppered with "high-LTV" and "125s."

More than $10 billion of 100%-or-higher loans were expected to be financed in 1997, up from $3 billion in 1996 and virtually nothing in 1995. Analysts predict the figure will top $20 billion this year.

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