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Judge Rules Wells Fargo Breached Terms of 2010 Mortgage Settlement

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Judge Richard Seeborg, in the U.S. District Court of Northern California, ruled that Wells Fargo had breached the terms of the settlement by using "evolving and perhaps ill-defined standards" when determining borrowers' eligibility for a loan modification, according to one report. At the same time, however, Seeborg told both sides they had had "almost no idea" what they agreed to in the settlement.

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Report: GSEs’ HAMP Modifications Perform Better Than Non-HAMP Mods

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According to FHFA, nearly 1.1 million distressed homeowners have been offered a HAMP modification since April 2009, when Treasury and HUD started the program. Out of those, approximately 638,200 homeowners received permanent modifications. As of the end of the fourth quarter, about 7,700 homeowners were currently involved in a trial HAMP modification.

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Non-Profit Awards $44.8 Million Through Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program

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While foreclosure numbers have declined significantly since the peak years of 2010 and 2011, a recent uptick in foreclosure starts demonstrates the need still exists for loss mitigation programs such as the NFMC to help families and individuals stay in their homes when their mortgages become delinquent. The current demand for NFMC grant funds ($87 million) was nearly double the amount of $44.8 million that was awarded.

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HUD: Nearly Half of Loans in Distressed Asset Stabilization Program Have Been Resolved

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Since HUD began SFLS in 2010, it has resolved 38,385 out of 79,029 non-performing loans through various means, a total of 49 percent. Out of those resolved loans, 16,706 of the borrowers (21 percent of the non-performing total and 43.5 percent of the resolved loans) avoided foreclosure through either paying the loans current, forbearance agreements, paying the loan in full, a short sale, a third-party sale, or a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.

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Legislation in Montana Aimed at Reducing Banks’ Liability in Loss Mitigation

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Distressed and at-risk Montana homeowners spoke out against the two bills in the state's House Business and Labor Committee on Thursday, claiming that their respective mortgagees had misled them verbally with regards to loss mitigation practices. The borrowers said they would have had no legal claim against those mortgagees if these bills had been in enacted before they filed their respective lawsuits against their lenders.

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