I have absolutely NO issues with anyone who walks away from their home if it's in their best interests financially. After all, isn't that what businesses do all the time? It's nice to see that it may even become socially acceptable. Walk away from your mortgage? Time to get 'ruthless' Walk away from your mortgage? Time to get 'ruthless' - Jun. 7, 2011 "NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Should you keep paying your mortgage on a home that's dwindling in value? No way, say an increasing number of underwater homeowners who are voluntarily choosing to "walk away" from their home loans, a practice known as "strategic default."