THE FORECLOSURE CRISIS IS IMPACTING OUR CALIFORNIA ECONOMY AND IS VITAL TO OUR RECOVERY. WE MUST TAKE ACTION NOW AND FOCUS ON RECOVERING SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. WANT TO AVOID FORECLOSURE? IN CALIFORNIA, WE’VE DETERMINED YOU HAVE TWO (2) OPTIONS FOR FASTEST RECOVERY:

OPTION ONE – TRY TO SAVE YOUR HOME:
If you or someone you know is facing foreclosure and would like to try to keep their home, read the information below and visit the site: http://keepyourhomecalifornia.com

To apply, call 888-954-KEEP (5337) or your mortgage servicer – the company to which you send you monthly mortgage payments.

OPTION TWO – TRY TO SELL YOUR HOME:

If you or someone you know someone who would like to list their home and short sale, please contact our office at (916) 678-1803.

$2 billion in aid open to struggling homeowners, by Lily Leung
Monday, February 14, 2011 at 6 a.m.

More financial help is on its way to those fighting to remain in their homes throughout the state, including the San Diego region.

Eligibility requirements – Applicants must:

* Own and occupy their homes as their primary residence.
* Not exceed $729,750 in current unpaid principal balances on first mortgages.
* Meet low- and moderate- income limits
* Complete and sign a hardship affidavit to document reasons for hardships.
* Have mortgage loans that are delinquent or “in imminent default.”
* Have enough income to pay modified mortgage payments according to guidelines from servicers participating in the programs.

For more info visit www.keepyourhomecalifornia.com

 

To apply, call 888-954-KEEP (5337) or your mortgage servicer – the company to which you send you monthly mortgage payments.

Each program requires the participation of the company or agency that holds the mortgage.

Four new mortgage-aid programs costing $2 billion might help 100,000 households avoid foreclosure, California Housing Finance Agency officials say.

The state program, “Keep Your Home California,” is available to eligible homeowners throughout the state, including in San Diego County.

The four components would:

* Offer up to $3,000 a month for unemployed homeowners, up to six months of benefits.
* Help those who have fallen behind on payments due to temporary change in housing circumstance with payments of up to $15,000 per household.
* Give relocation assistance to homeowners are have finished short sales or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions.
* Provide capital to cut the outstanding principal balances of struggling borrowers who owe significantly more than their homes are worth.

Each program requires the participation of the company or agency servicing the mortgage. As of last week, GMAC, Guild Mortgage, the California Housing Finance Agency and California Department of Veterans Affairs are all taking part in all four programs.

Others, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, CitiMortgage and Wells Fargo, are currently in some of the programs. Housing agency officials are expecting that list to grow in the coming weeks. (See a chart of servicers and their programs.)

“We’re excited to offer this program,” said Housing Finance Agency spokeswoman Evan Gerberding. “It’s not only going to help individual families, it’s also going to help to stabilize entire communities.”

Funding comes from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Hardest Hit fund, money intended to help homeowners stave off foreclosures.

After receiving the $2 billion, officials from the California Housing Finance Agency – which has helped renters and first-time homebuyers with financing and programs for 35 years – spoke to community stakeholders throughout the state to create the four new programs.

“No one program will solve the foreclosure crisis affecting our state, but together we hope to make a difference for as many families as possible,” said Assemblymember Norma Torres, Chair of Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, in a media statement. Torres is Democrat representing part of San Bernardino County.

The programs are intended for Californians who own and occupy their homes as primary residences. They must meet certain income and financial-hardship requirements.

News of the efforts comes about a week after the state Attorney General’s Office announced a new statewide foreclosure fund fueled by a $6.5 million settlement of a case against two former Countrywide executives accused of predatory-lending practices. (Read “$6.5M Countrywide settlement could help homebuyers”.)



VITAL RESOURCE NEWS submitted by:
Keisha Mathews, CDPE®, REALTOR®
The Short Sale Lady (SM)
Century 21 Landmark Network
(916) 678-1803
keisha.mathews@century21.com
www.SheSoldItForMe.com
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