Posts Tagged: ‘Federal Housing Finance Agency’

U.S. Extends Limited Reduction of Mortgage Principal for Stressed Homeowners

April 15, 2016 Posted by kingcade

A federal regulator this week announced an initiative to allow certain homeowners facing foreclosure to reduce the principal on their mortgages. However, the plan is limited and comes years after advocates began pushing for greater relief in the wake of the housing crash.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency will help approximately 33,000 people whose mortgages are backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the housing finance companies seized by the government in 2008.

The plan balances the agency’s statutory mandate to “maximize assistance for homeowners,” while not adversely affecting the finances of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The program is available to homeowners who were at least 90 days delinquent on mortgage payments as of March 1. The outstanding principal on the mortgage must be less than $250,000, and the value of the home must be at least 15% less than what is owed on the loan.

The mortgage principal could be reduced no lower than 15% above market value, meaning the homeowner still would be underwater. No more than 30% of the total principal could be forgiven. Eligible borrowers should expect to hear from their mortgage servicer by Dec. 31.

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Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com

 

The Federal Housing Finance Agency Releases its Goals for 2013-2017

June 25, 2012 Posted by kingcade

The director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Edward J. DeMarco, released a rough draft of the goals the Agency has set to construct a more efficient and effective housing finance system. The FHFA is the agency created by the merging of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Federal Housing Finance Board and the government sponsored enterprises mission office. The FHFA was created after the 2008 Housing and Economic Recovery Act, and has acted as a regulator for the GSE’s such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks.

Below are the FHFA’s strategic goals for 2013 – 2017:

1. Safe and sound housing GSEs
2. Stability, liquidity, and access in housing finance
3. Preserve and conserve enterprise assets
4. Prepare for the future of housing finance

The FHFA will create a safer housing finance system for Americans, not by directing day-to-day operations, but by setting boundaries and expectations for the GSEs. The FHFA plans to monitor the actions of the Enterprises through on-site examinations and program reviews.

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Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Foreclosure defense attorney, Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. website at www.miamibankruptcy.com