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Guaranty - American Home Mortgage Investment Corp., Lehman Brothers Inc. and Lehman Commercial Paper Inc.

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      This GUARANTY, dated as of December 3, 2004, is made by AMERICAN HOME
MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORP., a corporation organized under the laws of the State
of Maryland ("Guarantor"), in favor of Lehman Brothers Inc. and Lehman
Commercial Paper Inc. (collectively, "Lehman").

      As an inducement and in consideration for Lehman to enter into that
certain letter agreement, dated as of December __, 2004 (the "Letter Agreement")
by and among American Home Mortgage Acceptance, Inc. ("Seller") and Lehman, to
the Master Repurchase Agreement, dated as of March 29, 2004 (the "Master
Repurchase Agreement"; the Master Repurchase Agreement and the Letter Agreement,
collectively, the "Agreement"; capitalized terms used herein but not defined
herein shall have the meanings given in the Agreement) between Lehman and the
Seller, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Guarantor, the Guarantor hereby
unconditionally and irrevocably guarantees the punctual payment and performance
when due, whether at stated maturity, by acceleration or otherwise, of all
obligations of the Seller now or hereafter existing under the Agreement with
respect to any and all Transactions for the Mortgage Loans (such obligations
being the "Obligations"), and agrees to pay any and all expenses incurred by
Lehman in enforcing any rights under this Guaranty. This Guaranty is a guaranty
of payment and not of collection. Lehman shall not be required to exhaust any
right to remedy or take any action against Seller, any guarantor, any other
person, any collateral or any credit support.

      The Guarantor guarantees that the Obligations will be paid or performed
strictly in accordance with their terms. The liability of the Guarantor under
this Guaranty shall be absolute and unconditional irrespective of any defense
whatsoever available to Seller or the Guarantor, including, but not limited to,
the following: (a) any lack of validity or enforceability or any Obligation or
any agreement or instrument related thereto; (b) any change in the time, manner
or place of payment or performance of, or in any term of, all or any of the
Obligations, or any other amendment or waiver of or any consent to the departure
from any Obligation or any agreement or instrument related thereto; (c) any
exchange, release or non-perfection of any collateral, or any release or
amendment or waiver of or consent to departure from any other guaranty, for all
or any of the Obligations; or (d) any law, regulation or order of any
jurisdiction affecting or purporting to affect any terms of any Obligation or of
any agreement or instrument relating thereto or any of Lehman's rights with
respect thereto (including, without limitation, any stay imposed by the Federal
bankruptcy laws).

      This Guaranty is a continuing guaranty and shall remain in full force and
effect until the Obligations have been paid in full.

      The Guarantor hereby waives promptness, diligence, notice of acceptance
and any other notice with respect to any of the Obligations or this Guaranty.
This Guaranty shall continue to be effective or be reinstated, as the case may
be, if any payment of any of the Obligations is rescinded or must otherwise be
returned by Lehman upon the insolvency, bankruptcy or reorganization of Seller
or otherwise, all as though such payment had not been made.

                                  Schedule D-1

      The Guarantor will not exercise any rights which it may acquire by way of
subrogation under this Guaranty, by any payment made hereunder or otherwise,
until all the Obligations shall have been paid in full. If any amount shall be
paid to the Guarantor on account of such subrogation rights at any time when all
the Obligations shall not have been paid in full, such amount shall be held in
trust for the benefit of Lehman and shall forthwith be paid to Lehman to be
applied to the Obligations, whether matured or unmatured, in accordance with the
terms of such Obligations and any related agreement or instrument.

      Any and all payments made by the Guarantor hereunder shall be made free
and clear of and without deduction from any and all present and future taxes,
levies, deductions, charges or withholdings and all liabilities with respect
thereof, excluding taxes imposed on Lehman's income and franchise taxes imposed
on Lehman by the jurisdiction under which Lehman is organized.

      All notices hereunder shall be in writing and sent or delivered:

      if to Lehman:

      c/o Lehman Brothers Inc. & Lehman Commercial Paper Inc.
      745 Seventh Avenue
      New York, New York 10019
      Attention:  Fred Madonna

      if to the Guarantor:

      538 Broadhollow Road
      Melville, New York 11747
      Attention:  General Counsel

or to either party at such other address(es) as may be specified in a written
notice given in accordance herewith.

      This Guaranty shall be binding upon the Guarantor, its successors and
assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by Lehman and its
successors, transferees and assigns.


                                  Schedule D-2

      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Guarantor has caused this Guaranty to be duly
executed and delivered by its duly authorized officers as of the date first
above written.

                                       AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE INVESTMENT CORP.

                                       By:   /s/ Alan B. Horn
                                          Name:  Alan B. Horn
                                          Title: Executive Vice President

                                  Schedule D-3