As I’ve been saying the mortgage loan modification process is broken. People are not getting the type of long-term real mortgage modifications they need to really avoid foreclosure. In the meantime while they sit and sit and sit, waiting for their mortgage company to respond, their financial life goes further and further down the toilet.
The report, the first comprehensive tally of permanent modifications made, shows that loan servicers have converted 31,382 people from trial adjustments to long-term assistance as of Nov. 30.
But 30,650 people in trial modifications have been denied, according to Treasury officials.
A total of 759,058 trial modifications have been started since the program launched in the spring. The number of troubled borrowers currently in trial modifications rose to 697,026, up from 650,994 a month earlier.
“We’re not satisfied yet with how this program is unfolding,” said Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability Herbert Allison at the House Financial Services hearing. “The servicers have a lot of work to do, and we’re holding them accountable for their performance.”
Thursday’s announcement came hours after a report showed the foreclosure crisis might be mitigating somewhat. Foreclosure filings fell by 8% in November, the fourth consecutive month of declines, according to RealtyTrac, an online marketer of foreclosed properties. – Source