According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s quarterly report, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed approximately 117,000 foreclosure-prevention actions in the second quarter of 2013. The modifications, repayment and forbearance plans helped 75 percent of struggling homeowners manage their mortgage payments and keep their homes. The short sales and deeds-in-lieu allowed 25 percent of the borrowers to avoid foreclosure.
Additional findings from the second-quarter report included:
• One-third of the permanent loan modifications in the quarter included principal forbearance.
• More than half of the homeowners who received a permanent loan modification in the quarter had their monthly payment reduced by more than 30 percent.
• The number of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac delinquent loans dropped nationally during the quarter. This was attributed to a drop in seriously delinquent loans.
• Borrowers who were more than 60 days delinquent on a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loan dropped 7 percent during the quarter.
• As of June 30, about 11 percent of the borrowers whose loan was modified in the third quarter of 2012 had missed two or more payments.
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.