A large number of homeowners have been financially hurt by the housing market meltdown, and the mortgage crisis. Of those homeowners, a large number of them are in financial trouble through no real fault of their own. Jobs have been lost, incomes reduced, and a lot of people got into bad mortgages, which became worse as the market went down. However, a home loan modification may be able to save homeowners a lot of money, and possibly their home. Here is how it works:

Homeowners who are delinquent in their payments, or are in danger of losing their home through a foreclosure or mortgage default, can modify their mortgage and get a lower, more affordable, monthly home loan payment. After your applications has been approved, you can start negotiating individual terms and conditions of the potential refinancing or modification loan deal in order to get yourself a more affordable monthly mortgage payment.

First, you will need to speak with a loan refinancing or modification specialist, and ask them for the applications you need. Also, you must handwrite a letter of “Financial Hardship” this letter should include the reasons you have trouble making your monthly home loan payments. This will need to be included with your refinancing or modification application, along with copies of your tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, bills, and other financial related paperwork.

While it is possible to get a “Do it Yourself” home loan modification, it is not usually advised. For a proper and rewarding home loan modification, use the help of financial professionals. There are a lot of companies which are willing to help you get the right deal on your refinance or mortgage modification, use the internet to easily find them. There are also non profit organizations which you can contact through your local HUD office.

Be sure to be careful when choosing a mortgage lender or bank to assist you with your home loan refinancing or modification. There are always scam artists, who prey on homeowners fears and vulnerabilities. Check a lenders better business bureau record and check for problems with past customers. This is the best way to ensure you get the best refinancing or loan modification deal possible.

-M Petrone

Subscribe via email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner