As far as the balance reduction, in the past, HAMP would pay between 6 cents and 21 cents for every dollar that lenders take off mortgage principal. Now, HAMP has increased the amount to between 18 cents and 63 cents for every dollar that lenders take off the mortgage principal.
In the past, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loans were not eligible under HAMP, now Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guaranteed loans are eligible under the new expansion of the program.
The eligibility requirements that are still in place are that if a borrower is less than 60 days delinquent, they must prove that they are in imminent danger of default. If they are not in imminent danger of default, they must be delinquent for 60 days or more. The mortgage must have been originated on or before January 1, 2009 and there must be affirmation of a financial hardship.
If the HAMP program is not an option, the next best plan may be a short sale. For more information regarding how a Certified Distressed Property Expert can help with a successful short sale visit http://www.CaShortSaleInfo.com. There is also a free report on the best foreclosure alternatives. You can also visit http://www.RogerHornRealty.com and search for Short Sales currently for sale.
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