The article by Gary Moore in the Deseret News Viewpoint (Aug. 17) was one of the most interesting and insightful articles I've ever read.

We sold a home and the real estate agent took us for $13,000 on a medium-priced house. It sold in three days. We are buying a house and have paid $4,936.72 in interest this year with just $300 going to the principal.

Usury is the practice of lending money at an exorbitant rate. Usury is illegal. How much interest is illegal?

Lee Oliver Squire

American Fork