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Fannie Mae Wants to Settle Our Mortgage Debt for Less Than We Owe. – Dorrie

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“Dear Steve, Reduced payoff and the mortgage is in good standing We have a house mortgage with SLM (Fannie Mae). We have been getting letters from them stating that we are eligible for a reduced payoff if we refinance with another Mortgage Company. Now mind you we are current and always been current (direct payment from our checking account). First ... Read More »

Countrywide Emails Predicted Early Mortgage Collapse. Borrowers Set Up for Foreclosure.

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A reader and tipster (send in your tips here) has forwarded me a document which is alleged to be the emails and documents of Countrywide regarding the mortgage loans they were initiating. There are a number of foretelling and interesting statements contained in this document. One point in particular, after the pay option sub-prime loans exploded, is the statement about ... Read More »

Will Proposed Government Programs Really Help Homeowners?

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by Cora Currier ProPublica The Obama administration has recently unveiled a string of proposals to help struggling homeowners and get the housing market back on its feet2014 part of the administration’s “We Can’t Wait” election year to-do list. Of course, the White House has made big promises before about helping homeowners, only to see them disappoint time and again. Here ... Read More »

Mortgage Settlement With Banks Leaves Consumers Still Looking In the Abandoned Windows

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by Cora Currier ProPublica The Obama administration is billing today’s $25 billion agreement between most states and five banks that engaged in flawed or deceptive practices as a big win for struggling homeowners. Most of the money in the settlement isn’t a penalty, or a fine levied on the banks. Instead, the biggest slice of the settlement will be money ... Read More »

Federal Housing Finance Agency Just STICKING it to Homeowners

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by Cora Currier ProPublica, Last week, ProPublica and NPR raised questions about a risky investment strategy at Freddie Mac that would pay off if homeowners stayed trapped in expensive mortgages. It’s just the latest example of how government-owned Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have frustrated many by not putting homeowners first. Fannie and Freddie are required to help homeowners while ... Read More »

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Just Won’t Help Homeowners. Here’s Why.

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by Cora Currier ProPublica Earlier this week, ProPublica and NPR detailed how Freddie Mac placed bets against homeowners that paid off if borrowers were unable to refinance their mortgage loans. The story highlighted the conflicted role of the behemoth and now government-controlled Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae: They are at once supposed to maximize their profits and thus pay back ... Read More »

How Soon Can I Buy a New Home After Foreclosure? – Raeburn

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“Dear Andy, We refinanced our mortgage with the assurance we could refinance our home in two years. The company had our appraisal fixed to overstate the value of our house. The mortgage was sold to another comapny and when we went to refinance we were too far upside down for them to pursue helping us. In 2008 we tried for ... Read More »

I Am 3 Months Behind on My Mortgage Payment of My Rental Property. – Janis

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Janis “Dear Steve, I am 3 months behind in my mortgage payment on my rental property. My husband was laid off but now employed. I want mortgage Co. to rewrite loan to fixed, now at variable and cannot afford a higher rate come May. With a lower payment and tack the arrears on the end of loan, I can keep ... Read More »

Walk Away From Your Mortgage Without Bankruptcy and Prepare to Get Sued

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The L.A. Time ran a story citing that Fannie Mae plans to get tough on homeowners who can afford their mortgages but walk away from them in what is now called a “strategic default.” So tough in fact they plan to sue these homeowners that do that. Fannie Mae also states they plan to limit access to new home loans ... Read More »

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