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Banks go "all in" betting on success of loan modifications

By golfplan18   Follow   Tue, 18 Dec 2012, 11:08pm PST   385 views   2 comments
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Lenders in California are placing their faith in the success of loan modifications. Of course, to them success can mean something different than what it means to a loanowner. Success to a lender can be defined as obtaining a few more payments prior to a short sale or foreclosure. With prices rising, lenders benefit two ways from loan modifications. First, they get cashflow from non-performing loans. They know this is likely temporary as about 50% of loan modifications fail each year, but some cashflow is better than none. Plus, since prices are rising, when they do finally approve a short...

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tatupu70   Tue, 18 Dec 2012, 11:25pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 1

50% failing mean 50% don't fail. I'm sure lenders are much happier that their potential foreclosures are cut in half as opposed to collecting a couple more months worth of payments.

Oil Can   Wed, 19 Dec 2012, 3:55am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 2

Watch for the coming principal reduction lottery.

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