Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Requirements for FHA Loan Modifications

Effective, October 1, 2011, HUD has issued new requirements for borrowers to successfully complete a trial payment plan prior to being approved for a loan modification. To read the requirements embodied in Mortgagee Letter 2011-28, click on the attached link.

Interestingly, the letter indicates an incentive fee for lenders who give the modification after a successful trial plan pursuant to the Letter's rules. Its important for borrowers to understand the requirements put on lenders in order to get those incentives because lenders are going to want the money and therefore mandate compliance with the trial plan rules.