Bank of America Just Gives Us the Run Around With Making Home Affordable Program. – Amanda

“Dear Steve, Ok…we have been in our home for over 5 years. When we bought it we had a high interest rate, we accepted that because we wanted our own place. After a few years we started getting letters saying we needed to apply to the Making Home Affordable program (MHA) we were not really … Read more

Fake Government Marketers Selling Debt Relief and Mortgage Help, Fined Millions

The Federal Trade Commission put an end to three schemes that claimed they would help consumers with their mortgage and debt problems, as part of settlements with defendants who allegedly claimed a bogus affiliation with government assistance programs. Under the settlements, which are part of the agency’s ongoing effort to stop scams that prey on … Read more

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

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 … Read more

FTC Hits Mortgage Relief and Foreclosure Rescue Scams Hard

As part of the agency’s continuing crackdown on scams that prey on financially distressed homeowners, the Federal Trade Commission announced legal actions against more than a dozen marketers accused of pitching bogus mortgage modification or foreclosure relief services. FTC settlement orders ban 16 marketers from the mortgage modification or foreclosure relief business. The promoter of … Read more

Federal and State Agencies Target Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue and Loan Modification Scams

Federal and State Agencies Target Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue and Loan Modification Scams July 15, 2009 FTC Leads “Operation Loan Lies” to Stop Fraud and Help Distressed Homeowners Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, joined by California Attorney General Jerry Brown, today announced Operation Loan Lies, a coordinated national law enforcement effort to crack down on … Read more

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 … Read more