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Enhancements to HUD’s Distressed Asset Program Give Borrowers More Protection

Under the new rules, loan servicers are required to delay foreclosure on a home for a year and evaluate all borrowers facing foreclosure for participation in the government's Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) or a similar loss mitigation program. Loan servicers could previously foreclose on a home six months after they received the loan and were not required to evaluate borrowers for loss mitigation programs, though they were encouraged to do so.

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Judge Rules Wells Fargo Breached Terms of 2010 Mortgage Settlement

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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HOPE NOW Planning Loss Mitigation Outreach Events Nationwide in 2015

HOPE NOW announced that from its creation in 2007 until the end of 2014, the mortgage industry has completed more than 23 million non-foreclosure solutions for homeowners, including 7.3 million permanent loan modifications. In January 2015, lenders and servicers offered homeowners another 158,000 non-foreclosure solutions.

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

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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FHFA’s Actions Increase Emphasis on Removing GSEs’ Non-Performing Loans

Recent actions by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) indicate that the Agency is placing an increased emphasis on the clearing out of Fannie Mae's and Freddie Mac's seriously delinquent loan portfolios and steering more borrowers toward foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation actions, using foreclosure only as an absolute last resort.

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