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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

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

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

Government program providing mortgage relief

“NORWICH – For years, Edward Delsanto has been forced to make choices. Should he fix his car or septic tank and risk being short on his $1,570 mortgage payment for his 2,100-square-foot Voluntown home he’s owned since 1992? Should the former Navy submariner and Connecticut National Guardsman dip into his savings or use some of his

The Devastation Awaiting Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

February 17, 2015 by Keith Jurow Real estate investment euphoria is widespread.  An asset class for which Wall Street has provided little useful information – residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) – is especially vulnerable if this euphoria is misplaced. Let’s look at the history of the RMBS market and the fundamentals behind these securities today. The
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