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* PRINCIPAL REDUCTIONS. WILL IT WORK?

Principal reductions begin in earnest

By Felix Salmon, May 9, 2012

This is an important milestone, even if it’s too little, too late:

Bank of America Home Loans has begun reaching out to customers who may be eligible for forgiveness of a portion of the principal balance on their mortgage under terms of a recent settlement…

The bank estimates average monthly savings of 30 percent on mortgage payments of customers who qualify for this program…

Bank of America actually began making principal reduction offers under the program guidelines in March, initially concentrating on homeowners who were already in the modification review process. So far under this early initiative, about 5,000 trial modification offers have been mailed, providing a potential total of more than $700 million in forgiven principal. Homeowners are required to make at least three timely payments before the modification can become permanent. Read more

Link to Bank of America page is here.

What do you think? Do you know someone who has already received the letter? Please let me know at b.pedersen@comcast.net

May 23, 2012 Posted by | Foreclosures, Miscellaneous, Selling, Short Sales | Leave a comment

   

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