The unsecured server contained loan and mortgage agreements, repayment schedules and other highly sensitive financial and tax documents.
It carries a penalty of up to 30 years in jail or $1 million in fines.
Here are the five most important things to consider.
Your mortgage payment is only the beginning.
You may not need tens of thousands of dollars to purchase a house.
Make sure you can take on a home without going broke.
Meet the hoops you'll need to jump through.
What’s tricky about bad advice is that often it sounds good.
Legally, you can't pay it back.
A low credit score isn't always a deal breaker.
It might seem like a scam, but not if the math works out in your favor.
The loans in question included subprime and other relatively risky home loans.
When it comes to getting a mortgage, all the benefits of a tiny home could suddenly become roadblocks.
You might not get that interest write-off after all.
They can add 3 percent to 6 percent to the house price.
Hint: It's not the sales price or your credit score.
The man liberals loved was a myth.
He submitted "doctored profit statements" for mortgage to secure bail, say prosecutors.
The biggie: You can deduct the amount of interest paid on your mortgage.
The affordability noose is tightening in certain markets.