HOPE NOW, a private alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers and non-profit counselors, has released its July 2016 loan modification data. It stated for the month of July that total non-foreclosure solutions (i.e. – the combination of total loan modifications, short sales, deeds in lieu and workout plans) were approximately 112,000. This compares to approximately 25,000 completed foreclosure sales for the month- a ratio of more than four mortgage solutions for every foreclosure sale.
The report states that approximately 5,700 short sales were completed in July 2016 compared to 6,300 in the month prior. This represents a decrease of approximately 10 percent. Short sales were reported to have approximately 5,700 completed in July 2016 in contrast to 7,700 in July 2015, a decrease of 26 percent.
The report also included an estimated 35,000 permanent loan modifications completed in July 2016, compared to 34,000 in July 2015. This was a reported increase of approximately 3 percent. This total includes modifications completed under both proprietary programs and the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).
Of the permanent loan modifications completed in the month of July, the report shows that an estimated 23,000 were through proprietary programs and 12,081 were completed through HAMP. In addition, of the 23,000 proprietary modifications completed in July, 46 percent (or 10,437), reduced the monthly principal and interest payment by 10 percent or more.
Foreclosure starts reduced 5 percent month over month to approximately 51,000 in July from 54,000 in June. Additionally, foreclosure sales were reportedly about 25,000 in July from 29,000 in June. This was a decrease of 12 percent month over month. Likewise, foreclosure sales were approximately 25,000 in July 2016. This is compared to 28,000 in July 2015 which was a decrease of 9 percent.
While delinquencies continue to decline to “pre-crisis” levels and the data trends certainly suggest the market is recovering, there remains a portion of the population who still need assistance. These regions include: Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and California.
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