Mortgage aid open to more Calif. borrowers

A state-run program that helps homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages now has broader eligibility guidelines, opening up help to borrowers who did “cash-out” refinances and own multiple properties, said California Housing Finance Agency officials on Monday. The mortgage-aid effort, called Keep Your Home California, so far has helped close to 8,000 low- and moderate-income …

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California expands ‘Hardest Hit’ eligibility for distressed homeowners

California has expanded the pool of borrowers who could qualify for three programs aimed at helping families at risk of losing their homes, by making those who tapped their home equity or who took out loans after Jan. 1, 2009, eligible for assistance. The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) is administering nearly $2 billion in …

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HUD’s Inventory of REOs More Than Double a Year Ago

HUD has released a report detailing recent business activity at the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). It shows that the federal agency’s inventory of REO homes has ballooned as sales from this portfolio fell sharply during the final months of 2010 and early part of this year. The number of repossessed single-family properties held at the …

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New online help from Fannie Mae

New online help from Fannie Mae Since the start of the housing downturn, the number of Web sites and foreclosure-prevention companies claiming to offer help to struggling borrowers has greatly increased.  While some of the businesses are legitimate, others are fraudulent and offer services that consumers may be eligible to receive free of charge. MAKING …

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