Whenever they apply for a new loan, the first thing the lender says is, “The current property value is less than what you owe. We can’t lend you enough money to pay off your old lender.” Do they have any options?
Their best option is probably a loan modification. Their lender is more than likely to work with them since their home dropped in value.
They may have to stop making payments before their lender will approve a loan modification. But, some lenders are even modifying loans that are current.
I’ve heard of homeowners stuck with a loan where the payments are going to gradually increase over time. Their current interest rate is 6%. But, it is going to increase by 1% a year until it hits 9.5%.
They can afford the home at the current interest rate. But once it goes higher, they will have to do something. Why not do it now?
Take the onetime credit hit and lock in a reasonable interest rate. Some people have been able to get their interest rates on jumbo loans reduced to between 4% and 5%.
Many loan modifications will even reduce your interest rate as low as 2% for 5 years. But, stick to your guns and lock in a reasonable rate for the remainder of the loan.
You don’t want to have to apply for another loan mod in 5 years. (Most people don’t see how interest rates could possibly go any lower.)
We offer a loan modification guide to consumers. Here is what we cover in the Stop Foreclosure Institute’s Loan Modification Insider Secrets Guide.
* An easy to understand, Step By Step Guidebook.
* How to write a Hardship Letter that gets your loan modification approved.
* Three big loan modification mistakes and how to avoid them.
* Loan Modification from the lenders point of view.
* How the Making Home Affordable Program can help you.
* What not to do so you don’t risk being carted off to jail.
* How to calculate your budget properly to increase your chance of success.
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Thanks for reading this, Donna Bishop.
Donna is a Real Estate Agent at Jones & Co. Realty.
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Donna Bishop, Jones & Co. Realty, and the Stop Foreclosure Institute are not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the government. Our services have not been reviewed or endorse by the government or your lender. Most lenders willingly work with agents on short sales. Why?
Because most short sales are beneficial to a lender. If you accept our offer to help you on a short sale, your lender may not agree to a short sale or to modify your loan. We do offer a loan modification kit.
However, the likelihood of negotiating a modification is like everything else in life. It takes work and persistence to convince your lender to modify your loan. No matter what you or we do, your lender may not approve a loan modification.
We do not recommend that you stop paying your mortgage, because this will cause damage to your credit and could cause you to lose your home. Because we know avoiding foreclosure is so important to any homeowner, we recommend that you speak with the appropriate legal or tax advisor before making any decision.
This is not intended as legal, technical, or tax advice. Please speak with a licensed professional before making any decision. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed as of the date of writing.
You have the option to reject a short sale or loan modification from your lender if it does not meet your approval. If you decide not to go thru with the short sale, then you do not have to pay us our fee. We normally make a real estate sales commission for helping you on a short sale.
The views expressed here are Donna’s personal views and do not reflect the views of Jones & Co. Realty.
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