Loan modification redefaults growing

troubled homeowner's foreclosure notice

Loan modifications for troubled borrowers under the Home Affordable Modification program have come under criticism from the inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. "Already, 398,222 homeowners have not been able to keep up with their mortgage payments even though payments were lowered by HAMP," the report states. "Overall 29 percent of homeowners in HAMP have already fallen out of the program. However, the bulk of homeowners in HAMP who started participating in the program in … [Read more...]

Sellling your home Short? You are not alone!

Option ARM loans are resetting. Selling your home short?  You are not alone! Standard and Poor's reports about 93 percent of option-ARM buyers chose to pay a minimum amount less than the interest due. Many of these loans were taken out in 2004 and are close to their five-year reset when the loans convert to a standard amortization.  If the accumulated interest has pushed the loan-to-value ratio above 110 percent some of the more recent loans will reset early. One example of the … [Read more...]

9 options when facing foreclosure

If you are facing foreclosure, try to look the situation from a financial standpoint rather than from an emotional perspective. This helps you successfully analyze which option might best suit your needs and desires -- and move you toward a resolution of your financial difficulty. The most important thing to remember: Time is of the essence. Carefully think through your situation and make a decision. Then, take action right away so you have enough time to implement the solution you … [Read more...]