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Discussion in 'Loan Modification' started by Pwwroten, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. Pwwroten

    Pwwroten LoanSafe Member

    Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 12:23 PM
    To: Ombudsman
    Subject: Making home afordable program



    I applied for the "Making home affordable" program for my first mortgage and then called SPS to do the same with them, within 2 months I was sent a modification that lowered my interest from 12.25 to 8.75 and extended my term from 15 years to 30 years that lowered my payment from 350.00 to 263.01. After signing the modified agreement I looked into my original loan and learned I have a balloon payment of 29,124.29 on Sept. 1st 2021.

    My question to you is (Is this payment still expected at any time during the new modified loan?)

    Also, The modification stated a first payment on Sept 1st 2009, my information online states a payment due on Oct 1st 2009. (Which is correct?)

    One other thing, upon doing further research in the "Making Home Affordable" program I came across these guidelines for 2nd liens.


    1. Second Lien Program To Create a Comprehensive Affordability Solution for Homeowners ​
    • [FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman]A Second Lien Program to Reach up to 1 to 1.5 Million Homeowners
    [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New,Courier New][FONT=Courier New,Courier New]o [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman]Shared Efforts with Lenders to Reduce Second Mortgage Payments
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    [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Courier New,Courier New][FONT=Courier New,Courier New]o [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman]Payment Schedule for Extinguishing Second Mortgages
    • Automatic Modification of a Second Lien When a First Lien is Modified

    How can my loan with you be modified if my 1st is still in the trial period?

    • [FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman]Shared Efforts with Lenders to Reduce Second Mortgage Payments:
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    [/FONT][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman][FONT=Times New Roman,Times New Roman]For amortizing loans (loans with monthly payments of interest and principal), we will share the cost of reducing the interest rate on the second mortgage to 1 percent. Participating servicers will be required to follow these steps to modify amortizing second liens:

        1. Reduce the interest rate to 1 percent;
        2. Extend the term of the modified second mortgage to match the term of the modified first mortgage, by amortizing the unpaid principal balance of the second lien over a term that matches the term of the modified first mortgage;
        3. Forbear principal in the same proportion as any principal forbearance on the first lien, with the option of extinguishing principal under the Extinguishment Schedule;
        4. After five years, the interest rate on the second lien will step up to the then current interest rate on the modified first mortgage, subject to the Interest Rate Cap on the first lien, set equal to the Freddie Mac Survey Rate;
        5. The second mortgage will re-amortize over the remaining term at the higher interest rate(s); and
        6. Investors will receive an incentive payment from Treasury equal to half of the difference between (i) the interest rate on the first lien as modified and (ii) 1 percent, subject to a floor.
    Why was my loan only reduced to 8.75% when the program says to reduce to 1%?



    Thank you in advance for your time in explaining these questions to me.



    Her Responce was:
    I have checked into your modification with SPS and found out the following:

    You no longer have a balloon payment due in 2021. The modification took care of that.

    You are currently due for your October 1, 2009 payment.

    The modification agreement you received from SPS is not a modification under the Home Affordable Modification Program. Although the Treasury have released some of the details for the second lien program, servicers are still waiting for the final program guidelines and contractual agreements. The modification you received was an SPS modification. By signing this modification agreement it will not prohibit you from review for eligibility under the HAMP second lien program once it is finalized.

    Hope that answers your concerns.

    Regards
    <!-- Converted from text/plain format -->Alison Linares
    Consumer Ombudsman Analyst
    Select Portfolio Servicing
    (801) 594-6259
    Fax (801) 270-7784




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