Freddie Offers New Loan Mod Option

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Freddie Mac borrowers ineligible for participation in the Home Affordable Modification Program or previously in default on a HAMP or other loan workout will be able to take advantage of a new option that reduces mortgage principle and monthly payments by at least 10 percent each.

Under a Standard Modification, loans will have the interest rate set at 5 percent and the amortization period extended to 40 years from the time of the workout; lenders will receive cash incentives of up to $1,600 per home owner approved.

The Standard Modification replaces Freddie Mac’s Debt Coverage Ratio loan modification, which is now being referred to as a Classic Modification.

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