Friday, February 27, 2009

Homeowner Afordability

The new stimulus package addresses homeowners that owe more on their mortgage than the home is worth. Also, changes in income that have affected a homeowners ability to stay current on their mortgage payments have been addressed. According to the article by the National Association of Realtors 3-4 million homeowners will be helped. The $75 Billion Homeowner Stability Initiative will reach up to 3 to 4 Million at-risk homeowners and would require lenders to lower interest rates and possibly reduce principal loan balances. The federal government will subsidize the lenders and offer incentives to lenders and homeowners for paying the modified loan payments on time. Here is a chart from the New York Times showing conditions that will be changed to allow more homeowners to get assistance.

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