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Freddie Mac Will Require Re-Modifications of Previously Modified Loans

“On March 17, 2015, Freddie Mac issued an update to its Single-Family Seller/Servicer Guide (“Guide”) requiring servicers to offer additional modifications on previously modified step-rate mortgages.  This requirement will take effect July 1, 2015. By requiring loan re-modifications, Freddie Mac is seeking to address what has been on everyone’s mind for a while—the expiring HAMP

Tips on Applying for a Mortgage After a Foreclosure

“Recovering from a negative credit event like a foreclosure can take years—seven years in many cases. A growing number of Americans are reaching that juncture after going into foreclosure early in the housing crisis. During that seven-year period, gaining access to loans is challenging, particularly in the first two to three years. Getting approved for

Florida’s foreclosure prevention program shifts tactics

“Florida’s $1 billion foreclosure prevention program, which has historically helped homeowners fight off bank repossessions with mortgage assistance, might start pitching in for first-time homebuyers’ down payments. The proposal would earmark $50 million for down payments from the federal Hardest Hit Fund, which was created with taxpayer money, a publication reported. The program has until

Here’s What to Do If Your Mortgage Is Underwater

“If you feel like you’re drowning, financially speaking, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are “underwater” on their mortgages, with negative equity. It’s a bad position to be in, but you may be able to improve your situation. Let’s talk numbers first. According to data from CoreLogic, as of the end of 2014, homeowners of about

Loss of income does not mean loss of home

“DESPAIR SETS IN” “When Sarah lost her unemployment income in January 2014, she thought all was lost in terms of her ability to continue to make payments on her mortgage. Her concern deepened when after missing only two payments, her mortgage company returned a regular monthly payment she sent in. In returning her payment the

Nearly Two Million Homeowners Offered Mortgage Solutions in 2014

“More than 489,000 permanent home loan modifications were offered to homeowners last year, according to HOPE NOW’s 2014 loan modification data released today. HOPE NOW is a voluntary, private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers, and non-profit counselors. The data showed more than 1.88 million homeowners received loan modifications, short sales, deeds in lieu,

Average U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage is 3.87%

“WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were flat to slightly lower last week, remaining near their highest levels so far this year. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was unchanged from a week earlier at 3.87 percent. The rate on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages slipped to

Report: Michiganders missing out on loan modification program

“WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of Michigan homeowners are potentially missing out on the Obama administration’s flagship foreclosure prevention program, according to a government report released last week. Michigan homeowners have used the program to lower their monthly payments at far lower rates than would be expected given the state’s foreclosure rate, according to the

How To Fight Foreclosure And Save Your Home

“Are you behind on your mortgage payments or worried about getting behind? Perhaps your work hours have been reduced or maybe you’ve been laid off. For whatever reason, you may have already missed a mortgage payment or perhaps several. When economic problems occur and we know we won’t have enough money to pay our house

Mortgage Foreclosures Force Thousands Out of Their Homes

“THOUSANDS of Victorian properties are being seized despite record low interest rates. ” “Foreclosure actions by major banks and lenders to repossess homes, units, businesses and land resulted in 7830 people losing an asset in the past five financial years. Experts warn the figures indicate people are taking on unsustainable debt and could face losing their
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