Archive for the 'Foreclosure news' Category

Chase Extends Foreclosure Prevention Operations

Friday, February 4th, 2011

JPMorgan Chase announced that the bank was set to open more home foreclosure prevention centers for their customers in California later this year.  Chase’s announcement of new California mortgage help centers was received with warm applauds by homeowners that continue to struggle to make their mortgage payments in the one of the nation’s highest cost housing [...]

Home Foreclosures and Deficiencies

Friday, May 21st, 2010

In a recent article on, they discussed the irony of losing your home in to foreclosure and then owing money to the bank for the deficiency.  Many homeowners choose a short sale over a foreclosure or loan modification.  Borrowers like the loan modification option when they want to keep the house.  If they do [...]

Homeowners Believe Banks Not Serious about Refinance or Loan Modification Program

Monday, March 1st, 2010

A slew of struggling homeowners are coming forward with complaints about the way banks are operating under a federal loan modification program announced last year by the Obama administration. Thousands of American homeowners need help mortgage refinancing or qualifying for a loan modification agreement that would lower the interest rate, like a refinance loan. “You [...]

Mortgage Lenders Required to Maintain Home Foreclosures

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Banks are now required to extend a lot more than a loan modifications. As a result of the federal Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act, states across the country are passing similar legislation that makes home lenders obligated to maintain home foreclosures from the time of the judgment of foreclosure through the closing of the sale. [...]

Home Loan Delinquencies Rise At Freddie Mac

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Freddie Mac said delinquencies in its mortgage portfolio continued to rise last month, putting further pressure on the mortgage giant.  It and larger sibling Fannie Mae were put into conservatorship in September 2008 by the federal government amid fears of mounting losses at the companies. Home loan modifaction plans continued to flood the mortgage market.  [...]

Home Foreclosures Dominate California Mortgage Conference

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Home foreclosure rates are forecasted to climb through late next year, peaking only after the U.S. unemployment rate reaches 10.2% in the 2nd quarter, the Mortgage Bankers said.  Home foreclosures remain a real problem for the mortgage and housing industries.  “This recession is like a hurricane: You’ve survived the storm and you have a big mess afterwards,” [...]

Home Loan Delinquency Rate Reaches All Time High

Monday, August 17th, 2009

The delinquency rate on U.S. home loans reached an all-time high in the second quarter, but the pace of growth for the rate slowed, a possible sign the mortgage crisis may be beginning to turn the corner.  Data provided by credit reporting agency Trans Union shows the ratio of mortgage holders who are 60 days [...]

US Home Foreclosure Hit Record High

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Bloomberg News new recently published an article about home foreclosures continuing to soar even three years after this foreclosure crisis began.  Watch this YouTube video with an interview and discussion with Rick Sharga of the Realty Trac. He talks about the 1.5 million record high foreclosure numbers. Are loan modifications helping or just delaying the [...]

Massachusetts Homeowners Behind on Mortgages

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Massachusetts foreclosure petitions in June jumped to 2,835 – more than eight times higher than the 350 petitions in June 2008 and 21.7% higher than the 2,329 filings in May, said the Warren Group, which added that the number of petitions to foreclose in June was the highest it’s been in the previous 13 months.  [...]

Considerations for Home Loan Modification Programs

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Let’s be honest… There can be no denying the fact that the US government is not in favor of forcing homeowners out of their homes, even when they are in home loan default and facing foreclosure. Legislative bodies in Washington, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have taken action with home loan modifications to stem the foreclosure crisis [...]

Why Home Foreclosures Rates Continue to Rise

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

1.    Unemployment: Celia Chen, an economist at Moody’s said, the erosion of the labor market–the unemployment rate recently hit 9.5 percent–is the key factor in the rise of home foreclosures, says “Employers continue to shed jobs, and that makes it difficult for even people with good credit who were doing fine to keep up [...]

Loan Modification Requests Imploding in California

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

California loan modification requests continue to be reported with increasing volumes.  Many California homeowners need jumbo mortgage refinance loans, but they do not qualify as the jumbo lending has tightened significantly. Governor Schwarzenegger implemented another California foreclosure moratorium to help distressed homeowners in his state, but is it helping? Many Wall Street analysts covering the home-builder [...]

Refinance or Modify with Obamas Making Home Affordable Program

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Zions Bank and Keller Williams Real Estate are sponsoring an information session on June 9th to inform people about refinancing and loan modification options with President Barack Obama’s Making Home Affordable program.   According to Mike Barnes, most home owners will qualify for some part of the foreclosure prevention program. He calls it exciting and beneficial. [...]

Which Mortgage Option Available for Homeowners

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

The mortgage loan modification plan aims to help four million borrowers who are behind in their payments or are at risk of default. That includes those who are those suffering serious hardships, declines in income or increases in expenses; facing an interest rate hike; having high mortgage debt compared to income; owing more than their [...]

Loan Modification Helps Family Stay In Home

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

A Brentwood family who bought their home at the top of the market gets a loan modification, thanks to a persistent ConsumerWatch volunteer, who helped them through the process.  Carolyn Flanery and her husband Bill bought their dream home in Brentwood back in 2005 for $605,000, when the real estate market was booming.  They put [...]