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New York Buys Distressed Mortgages to Fight Zombie Homes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state, working through its Community Restoration Fund, has purchased 172 distressed mortgages in high-foreclosure areas, hoping to help keep the homeowners in their homes and avoid letting more abandoned properties fill ...

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GSEs’ Q1 Foreclosure Prevention Actions Bring Seven-Year Total to 3.5 Million

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac combined to complete 65,960 foreclosure prevention actions in Q1 this year, bringing the total of such actions up to almost 3. 5 million between the two GSEs since September 2008 when the conservatorships began, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)'s Q1 2015 Foreclosure Prevention Report released on Tuesday.

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FHFA Updates Congress on GSEs’ Progress On Foreclosure Prevention, NPL Sales

Also in 2014, FHFA and the GSEs reviewed and made enhancements to requirements for foreclosure alternatives, forbearance plans, and rate-reset notifications. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced in July the expansion of home retention solutions for Standard and Streamlined modifications, enabling eligible borrowers with mark-to-market LTV ratios below 80 percent to obtain a loan modification.

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