Principal reduction program--for those who are underwater or upside down on their mortgage.?

Any info would be appreciated

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  • 10 years ago
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    A major uphill action.

    Most banks offer a reduced payment, perhaps a reduction in interest or no interest, for a fixed period of time (for you to recover).. then it goes back up.

    A few offer a permanent reduction of the payment and amount but that is based on a period of regular payments.

    .You need to call your lender and find out what their best offer is.

  • 10 years ago

    That isn't going to happen. While the lender may work with you on reduced interest rates, lowered payments, or extension of the life of the loan, they are not going to reduce the amount you owe simply because your house is worth less than you owe. If you borrowed $200K from the lender, it expects that principal plus interest to be paid back.

  • 10 years ago

    That will not happen. The loan modifications won't happen for you. your options are to sell the house at a loss and pay the difference, ask to lender to approve a short sale, or keep making the monthly mortgage payments they are not going to reduce your principal.

  • 10 years ago

    Call your lender and ask for the loss mitigation dept. Getting your principal reduced is not common, and most likely, you will not be able to do this. Why would the bank want to lower the amount you borrowed just to suit you?

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    10 years ago

    The Lender NEVER reduces the principle only the interest rate and lengthens the time of the loan

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