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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac are cracking down on lenders (Loan Modifications & Short Sales)

Ventura County CA – Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac (I’ll call them Fannie & Freddie in this article) are finally starting to realize that lenders are not doing their job. Between the two of them, Fannie and Freddie own around 55% and 65% of the country’s mortgages.

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Freddie and Freddie have other companies act as the lender on their behalf. Those companies collect all the payments, run the accounting, and forward the check to Fannie and Freddie.
In my opinion, these lenders are not doing their job. The owner of the loans lose lots of money because of these lenders incompetence. I have seen this first hand. Let me give you a few examples.
Homeowners that would like to keep their home get no help on a loan modification. Homeowners that would like to sell have to suffer thru a long, drawn out short sale process.

A clear cut example was a property that the bank refused the short sale offer on. The owner of the loan was Fannie Mae.

The property was listed as a short sale and a $119,000 offer was presented to the lender. The lender rejected the offer. The house was later foreclosed upon and resold for $96,000.
It appears Fannie Mae lost over $25,000. I am sure many loan modifications are turned down only to see the lender lose more money thru foreclosure.
Here is how this would work. Someone can’t afford their payments. They ask for a reduced payment. The homeowner offers to pay the lender the amount that would pay a $200,000 mortgage. The lender turns it down.

The house is foreclosed upon and sells for $165,000. It looks like the owner of the loan lost $35,000. Make sense? This has been going on for 2 years, and probably even longer.
But finally, the “chickens are coming home to roost.” According to a recent story in American Banker, it sounds like Fannie and Freddie discovered what was happening. [1]
The story says that Wells Fargo will stop granting extensions for certain short sales. But, why start doing that now? Why didn’t Wells Fargo do that 12 months ago? Because Fannie and Freddie actually started looking at what was going on. They didn’t like what they saw and told lenders to stop delaying foreclosures. Lenders that delayed the foreclosure faced fines and on-site reviews. [1] An on-site review would scare any lender. Who wants the investors they are supposed to represent going thru their files one by one. I think those lenders are scared that they would find mistakes and negligence right and left. It looks like the crazy world of short sales just got a little nuttier!

Thinking about a short sale? I can help you short sale your property and never pay the bank another penny. Send me an e-mail at I will contact you for a free consultation.
When we talk, I will explain how the process works in detail and answer any questions you may have. Or, if you prefer, you can call me at 805-208-0823.

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Thinking about a loan modification? Our Ventura County Loan Modification Kit has the instructions you will need to get a loan modification approved with your lender. Click here to request a copy.

Thanks for reading this,
Chris Johnson.

Chris is a Real Estate Agent at Prudential Califonia Realty.
Phone: 805-208-0823.

Certified HAFA Specialist, Certified Short Sale Specialist

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