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Loan Modifications. More PR Than ER. 57% of Monthly Payments in Modified Loans Are the Same or Higher.

According to a recent study of loans that were modified by lenders, only 29% of loan modifications made at the end of last year actually reduced borrowers’ payments by more than 10 percent. Now this is a good news, bad news story. The good news is that some loans did receive some needed modifications. The …

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Government Avoid Foreclosure Loan Modification Open for Refinancing

It is important to note that this loan refinancing program is NOT designed for people that are behind or delinquent on their mortgages. You will have to contact your loan servicer and see if you are eligible for help under the Home Affordable Modification part of the program. To participate in the government backed loan …

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Mortgage Bankers Association. A Bunch of Whiny Bitches?

So in the Wall Street Journal the Mortgage Bankers Association answered a op-ed about the need for bankruptcy mortgage modifications with the following response. In “Loan Modification Can Stop the Foreclosure Crisis” (op-ed, Jan. 30), Rep. John Conyers shortsightedly calls for allowing unelected bankruptcy judges to unilaterally modify mortgage contracts to help keep borrowers out …

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Jeff Wants to Rob a Bank or Do Something Desperate to Pay His Bills

“Dear Steve, We’re not in foreclosure only because we pay the mortgage first, but several other bills are way behind, and it was our poor choices and taking loans against the house that got us here. No reputable lender would help us now, and it seems the only way out is to get rid of …

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Personal Finance Brain Trust – What Rights Should Debtors Have?

This weeks brain trust question was: Question: Bank of America is proudly telling people about their new loan modification program and how much it will help people. But this program did not materialize until Bank of America was sued by some states over predatory lending. The real world situation is that the majority of lenders …

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