Nearly one in 10 American households with a mortgage are behind on their payments, according the Mortgage Bankers Association.
In February 2009, the Obama Administration introduced a comprehensive Financial Stability Plan to address the key problems at the heart of the current crisis to get our economy back on track. A critical piece of that effort is Making Home Affordable, a plan to stabilize the housing market and help struggling homeowners get relief and avoid foreclosure.
The Home Affordable Modification Program provides eligible homeowners the opportunity to modify their mortgages to make them more affordable. Over one million homeowners have already gotten help under the program. The program is on track to offer help to 3 to 4 million homeowners by 2012.
The US Housing Department and Urban Development released a housing report about how the Home Affordable Mortgage Program has helped almost 400,000 homeowners with a permanent home loan modification since April of 2009. With the government run refinancing mortgage loan program, the 346,000 that have completed the modification process with a permanent status save on average over $500 per month on their mortgage payments.
The Home Affordable Refinance Program gives homeowners with loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac an opportunity to refinance into more affordable monthly payments.
To determine if you may be helped take this simple test. Using our Percent Calculator - input your gross monthly income - the total amount of money you receive each month from all sources before taxes. Then multiple that amount by 31%. The amount you get will be the amount you pay if you qualify for a Mortgage Modification. If this amount is less than the amount you are currently paying then Loan Modification can help you.
The Second Lien Modification Program (2MP) offers homeowners a way to modify their second mortgages to make them more affordable when their first mortgage is modified under the Home Affordable Modification Program.
Even if your loan isn't backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac or you do not qualify for a specific government program most lenders are now offering their own versions of Mortgage Modification and Short Sale programs.