400k borrowers are “needlessly delinquent”, study finds

Around 400,000 homeowners who’re struggling to pay their mortgages due to the COVID-19 pandemic have failed to take advantage of forbearance programs that could help them, despite being eligible, a report from the Urban Institute has found. Homeowners with federal mortgages are allowed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to defer mortgage

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Mixed Response to Short Sale Cash Incentives

A number of real estate professionals have said that cash-back incentives designed to tempt delinquent borrowers into a short sale rather than foreclose on their homes are proving to be ineffective, because lenders aren’t clear on who can qualify for the scheme

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