Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loan Modification Leads to Some Workouts

April 17, 2009

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A&N Mortgage Logo17 April 2009 – Mortgage rates have been down a little bit this week, even though the Dow has been creeping upward.

Billions in federal bailout money have been earmarked for ?loan modification? of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans. This means the government will help defray the cost of a loan ?work out? for a lender who is modifying the terms of a loan (be it the loan amount, rate/payment, etc) to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. This should be great thing for the housing market, as it should help stave off foreclosures, thereby keeping home values from plummeting further. The one thing I don?t like about this is it only applies toward loans that are already government-backed. For the millions of homeowners who have subprime loans, it will not help.

And the largest real estate bankruptcy in history happened when General Growth Properties, the nation?s second largest shopping mall owner/operator filled for Chapter 11.

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4 Responses to “Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loan Modification Leads to Some Workouts”

  1. Terry Harrison Says:

    The unfortunate part is the home owner that does not have a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac backed loan are left behind to figure it out for themselves…that just not right.

  2. jan Says:

    I do have a Fannie and Freddie backed loan with Washington Mutual. I have “applied” for a modification with WAMU. A while back, I had called WAMU and was given another number to call. I can’t find the number anywhere. Do you know if this funding is only for banks servicing the backed loan, or if I should be talking to some-one else. I have not defaulted, yet. But, I cannot sell the house right now and am working in another state and renting. So I pay rent and a mortgage.

  3. MerrY Says:

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  4. My Loan Mod Story Says:

    I’ve been waiting for several months to get my loan modification off the ground. It seems they take forever and I wish I had better prepared myself by reading more blogs and articles like this…I think I coulda done better.