Investment bankers buy your home loans and manage you like cattle to make even more undeserved money. For some reason people are satisfied with the illusion that they own a small plot of land with a small box on it. Sure you can make a profit if you know how to flip real estate, but good luck paying your sub-prime mortgage with the job you just loss thanks to this fucked up economy.
2) Something that a homeowner might possess in his bid to own a home good and proper. Often to alleviate damage to his property incurred through it being 'owned'
I have a mortgage - meaning "My social life is dead b/c I own a house"