Since our consolidated and unconsolidated securitization trusts are nonrecourse, we have netted trust assets and liabilities to present the Company’s interest in these trusts more simply, which are considered our residual interests in securitizations. For unconsolidated securitizations our residual interests represent the fair value of investment securities available-for-sale. For consolidated securitizations, our residual interests are represented by the fair value of securitized mortgage collateral and real estate owned, offset by the fair value of securitized mortgage borrowings and net derivative liabilities. We receive cash flows from our residual interests in securitizations to the extent they are available after required distributions to bondholders and maintaining overcollateralization levels within the trusts. The estimated fair value of the residual interests, represented by the difference in the fair value of trust assets and trust liabilities, was $27.3 million at June 30, 2010, compared to $23.0 million at December 31, 2009.

At June 30, 2010, the note payable decreased $18.5 million from December 31, 2009, as a result of monthly payments totaling $9.0 million comprising of principal and interest. Additionally, during April 2010, the Company made a $10.0 million principal payment that was due per the terms of the note payable.

Year End 2009 Earnings Conference Call

The Company has announced a conference call and live web cast on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 p.m. Eastern Time). We will discuss our second quarter 2010 financial results, followed by a question and answer session. If you would like to participate in the conference call, you may listen by dialing (866) 838-8084, conference ID number 93595285, or access the web cast via our web site at To participate in the conference call, dial in fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The call will also be archived through August 24, 2010. To listen to the archived call dial (800) 642-1687 or (706) 645-9291, conference call ID 93595285. The conference call will also be archived on the Company's web site at and can be accessed by linking to Investor Relations/Stockholder Relations/Presentations. You can subscribe to receive instant notification of conference calls, new releases and the monthly unaudited fact sheet by using our e-mail alert feature located at the web site under Stockholder Relations/Contact Us/Email Alerts.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements, some of which are based on various assumptions and events that are beyond our control, may be identified by reference to a future period or periods or by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as “may,” “will,” “believe,” “expect,” “likely,” “should,” “could,” “seem to,” “anticipate,” or similar terms or variations on those terms or the negative of those terms. The forward-looking statements are based on current management expectations. Actual results may differ materially as a result of several factors, including, but not limited to the following: the ongoing volatility in the mortgage industry; our ability to successfully manage through the current market environment; our ability to meet liquidity needs from current cash flows or generate new sources of revenue; management's ability to successfully manage and grow the Company's mortgage and real estate fee-based business activities; the ability to make interest payments; increases in default rates or loss severities and mortgage related losses; the ability to satisfy conditions (payment and covenants) in the note payable with a major creditor; our ability to obtain additional financing and the terms of any financing that we do obtain; inability to effectively liquidate properties to mitigate losses; increase in loan repurchase requests and ability to adequately settle repurchase obligations; decreases in value of our residual interests that differ from our assumptions; the ability of our common stock to continue trading in an active market; the outcome of litigation or regulatory actions pending against us or other legal contingencies; our compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations and other general market and economic conditions.