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When the Waters Recede: Helping Homeowners After Hurricane Harvey

Editor’s Note: This story was originally featured in the May issue of DS News, out now. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey caused $125 billion in damage, a higher toll than any previous U.S. natural disaster other than Hurricane Katrina. ...

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Drop-In Centers Working to Assist Hurricane-Impacted Texans

It’s been six months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, but many residents in the South Texas area are still trying to recover from the storm’s impact. Post-storm mortgage delinquencies spiked as affected homeowners missed payments or worked to ...

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CFPB Asked to Repeal Mortgage Servicing Amendments

A group of a half dozen trade associations recently sent a letter to Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The letter raises objections over 2016 amendments to the CFPB’s  2013 RESPA and TILA Mortgage Servicer Rule, ...

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HOPE NOW Completes 768,000 Modifications

HOPE NOW, a voluntary, private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers, and non-profit counselors, released a press release Thursday outlining its loan modification data from 2013. In total, 768,000 homeowners received loan modifications from HOPE NOW in 2013.

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Decline in Foreclosures Outpaces Decline in Loan Modifications

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An estimated 44,000 homeowners received permanent loan modifications from mortgage servicers during the month of November under both proprietary servicer programs and the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), HOPE NOW reports. While that total represents a 12 percent decrease from the 50,000 loan mods completed in October, the most recent data show a steeper 20 percent decline in foreclosure sales and a 17 percent decline in foreclosure starts between October and November.

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Private-Public Collaboration Results in 8M Foreclosure Preventions

Collaboration between the private and public sectors has resulted in 8 million non-foreclosure solutions completed for at-risk families since 2007, according to HOPE NOW, a voluntary alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers, and nonprofit housing counselors. Over the last six years, the mortgage industry has completed more than 6.71 million total permanent loan modifications, while short sales total approximately 1.39 million since December 2009.

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Loan Mods Rise in August, Foreclosures Remain Steady

Servicers completed 67,000 mortgage loan modifications in August, bringing the total for the year to 580,000, according to HOPE NOW. Loan modifications increased 8 percent in August when compared to the month prior, and year-to-date loan mods outpace foreclosure sales by about 142,000. HOPE NOW reports about 23,000 short sales were completed in August.

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Loan Mods Up from Year Ago in Q2; Foreclosure Starts Plummet

Although the pace of loan modification activity slowed from the first to the second quarter this year, foreclosure starts saw an even greater quarterly decline, according to data from HOPE NOW. In the second quarter, servicers provided 204,000 loan modifications to distressed borrowers, down by about 16 percent from the prior quarter. However, loan modifications were still up 13 percent from a year ago. Meanwhile, foreclosures starts were down 30 percent compared to the first quarter and down 38 percent from last year.

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Industry Increases Pace for Mods, Short Sales in May, Foreclosures Fall

Servicers provided nearly 74,000 modifications for distressed homeowners in May, up from 70,000 in April, according to data from HOPE NOW, an alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, mortgage insurers, and nonprofit counselors. This raises the total for modifications to 6.47 million since 2007, which is when HOPE NOW began keeping track. Short sales also ticked up in May, rising slightly to 28,000, up from 27,000 in April. Since 2009, the industry has provided about 1.29 million short sales to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

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