Mortgage Crisis Cancelled

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) proposed an amendment to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) to assist borrowers affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

Millions of homeowners look forward to a loan modification under this new rule that will modify their 30-year mortgage to a 40 year mortgage and decrease their interest rate to less than less than 3.5%.

Let’s say you have a 30-year mortgage in the amount of $500,000 at 5 % interest with a monthly payment of $2,684.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no payment has been made on your mortgage and you now have $64,416 in mortgage arrears (24x months).

Apply the New Rule: Extend the term 40 years (480 months) and reduce the interest rate (3.5%).

The Result:  40-year mortgage in the amount of $564,416 at 3.5% with a monthly payment of $2,186.

Millions of homeowners just saw drop of $498 per month and they haven’t paid their mortgage in 2 years.

CRISIS AVERTED.

That also means that US housing stock is going to continue to decrease and the cost of purchasing a home is going sky rocket.

SEE: CFPB Website
https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-proposes-mortgage-servicing-changes-to-prevent-wave-of-covid-19-foreclosures/
 
SEE: Federal Register
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/09/2021-07236/protections-for-borrowers-affected-by-the-covid-19-emergency-under-the-real-estate-settlement

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