What is a Loan Modification?

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development a loan modification is a permanent change in one or more of the terms of a mortgagor’s loan, which allows a loan to be reinstated and results in a payment the mortgagor can afford.

Because a loan modification is designed to help struggling homeowners keep their homes certain requirements are mandated.

A loan modification:

  • must result in a fixed rate loan
  • must fully reinstate the loan
  • must include all unpaid past due payments
  • must waive any unpaid late fees
  • may result in a permanent change of interest rate
  • may extend the loan term

Procedures for a Loan Modification

  1. We are required to assess your financial condition. 
  2. We perform a retroactive escrow analysis at the time the loan modification to ensure that the delinquent payments being capitalized reflect the actual escrow requirements required for those months capitalized.
  3. We must verify the property has no adverse physical conditions.
  4. Home repair costs may not be calculated into the Loan Modification.
  5. Mortgagee must comply with State and Federal disclosure laws or notice requirements, including whether recordation is necessary to maintain first lien position requirement.
  6. Loans reinstated using a Loan Modification within the past 3 years requires written justification prior to a subsequent modification.
  7. Subsequent reason for default cannot be related to the previous reason for default.

For a complete explanation on these or any other loan modification questions you may have please contact us at 410-798-6611 and speak with one of our loan modification specialists today.

To start your loan modification please apply now!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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We offer a variety of loan application options, including a Quick Application, a Standard Application, and a 5 Step Application.

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Shannon Smith-Wood
Colonial Mortgage Group

3261 Old Washington Rd, Suite 1011, Waldorf, Maryland 20602
Phone: 410-798-6611 | Fax: 410-798-6618
Company NMLS: 70452 & Individual NMLS: 3964

Residential Mortgages provided by Colonial Mortgage Group
Licensed: MD LO 5908 & MD 17542;  DC MLO3964 DC MLB70452; FL MBR1384
Licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission License #MC5185 & MLO-18339VA. Licensed by the PA Department of Banking License # MB35217 & PA LO 47550

By refinancing your existing loan, the total finance charges may be higher over the life of the new loan.