Trying to get a modification on my present home and also to settle 30k on credit cards debts. I am the only one working in my household my 67 yr husband can not find a job after he was forced retirement and my 18 yrs son who just graduate from high school are not able to find a job either . I also have a sick mother who has cancer. I need some help
I contacted new vision relief center 888-973-5690 and spoke with Dave Jacobs he is trying to get me an approval with BOA to modified my loan for a lower rate. He recommended New horizon debt solution spoke with Jason 888-959-3880 to settle 30k with my credit card companies. the 1st one charge me $2,700.00 for a 2% rate for remaining term of loan. the other one $1k to settle with cc companies for a 12,000 that will be repay in a 20 month term. This is to good to be true. Help me and tell me if this companies are legitimate.
Based on what you shared, the plan laid out makes no sense to me.
It appears you are struggling financially and your obligations take up a majority of your income. As the sole income earner I don’t see how entering into a long drawn out repayment plan is either reasonable or logical.
Apparently you are already struggling with the mortgage and who knows why the balances are on the cards. If they have crept up just trying to make ends meet, that’s an even bigger reason why a repayment plan makes no sense.
At this stage you need to get yourself in a position where you are meeting your basic living obligations and saving money each month. If you are unable to do that, no repayment plan makes sense.
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As far as the mortgage modification goes, there is no need to pay for help with that. you can talk to a HUD Housing Counselor for free and use the links below for more help.
Be sure to first read How Not to Get Scammed by a Mortgage Loan Modification Company.
First you’ll need to determine your current debt-to-income ratio. The target debt-to-income ratio under the Home Affordable Modification program is 31%. Use this free online DTI calculator.
Mortgage Modification Calculator
The mortgage modification eligibility calculator will ask you several questions and then show you which programs you may be eligible for.
Free Mortgage Modification Help and Counseling
If you have questions about the process or eligibility you can call 888-995-4673 and get connected with an mortgage modification adviser for free. This help is provided by government subsidized HUD Housing Counselors and they can be a big help in navigating the modification process.
In order to assist you, the housing expert will need to gather some information from you. Have the following documents handy:
- Information about your first mortgage, such as your monthly mortgage statement.
- Information about any second mortgage or home equity line of credit on the house.
- Information about the monthly gross (before tax) income of all household members contributing to pay the mortgage, including recent pay stubs if you receive them or documentation of income you receive from other sources.
- Information about your savings and other assets.
- Account balances and minimum monthly payments due on all of your credit cards.
- Account balances and monthly payments on all your other debts such as student loans and car loans.
- Your most recent income tax return.
- It may also be helpful to have: A letter describing any circumstances that caused your income to be reduced or expenses to be increased (job loss, divorce, illness, etc.), if applicable.
You can also get free help and housing counseling from a local HUD approved counselor. You can find your local free housing counselor, here.
Contact Your Mortgage Company
Not sure if your mortgage company offers modification programs? Not all do. You can contact your mortgage company to ask them about mortgage modification programs you might be eligible for. Click here to find your mortgage company.
Want to know the net present value (NPV) of your home for the mortgage modification process? No problem, use the free NPV calculator to find out. The NPV calculator is right here.
The calculator can be used by homeowners who have been denied a HAMP modification because of their NPV result or can also be used by homeowners prior to applying for a HAMP modification to help them better understand the NPV evaluation.
No Advance Fees
The Federal Trade Commission has a Mortgage Assistance Relief Services Rule which prohibits advance fees for mortgage rescue services or mortgage modification help.
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