How To Modify Your Own Loan

Because of these financial crises we are in right now, most homeowners will not be able to refinance due to loss of equity in their home as well as many other factors. Therefore, if you are currently in foreclosure, or know someone in foreclosure, your best bet is to negotiate your loan. However, you should know the right methods of action when trying to modify your own loan.

There are a lot of borrowers out there who do not know how to get the right person on the phone. If this is you and are facing this situation, you will need to do two things. You should hire an attorney who specializes in foreclosures and loan modifications, or you will need to do some fast research and try to do it on your own if you cannot afford an attorney.

One solution that you can turn to is use a Loan Modification company that actually attorneys on staff that will get your situation resolved in a timely manner. Doing this will help you keeping your home, reduce your mortgage. However, there are a certain criteria that you will need to pass in order to get sufficient help. You will need to be careful, as some firms will take your money even if you don't qualify. You will need to find a company that has success and an attorney on staff.

Real estate attorneys understand how to speak the language of law jargon. Therefore, they will know how to get your lender to negotiate.

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2 Responses to this post

  1. immaniacs on July 8, 2009 at 5:43 AM

    Right Lewis,Professional help is always appreciated and basic research on your own help getting the best deals.

  2. bob on July 22, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    I ran into some financial trouble a while back and, well, needless to say it put me in a tight spot. I tried to have a modification done but with all the negative press I was concerned about who to choose. I found a company who seemed reputable and was charged a $2300 fee up front. After about 3 months with no results I became impatient. When I would call to check status they would have a different answer every time for why my modification wasn't done. After 4 months my lender was foreclosing and I was on the brink of losing my home. In a panic to save the home that me and my family live in I searched everywhere for an option. I tried to do a modification with the bank by myself but they were blowing me off and making me jump through hoops just to get a call back. An attorney friend of mine, who did not specialize in real estate law, said he had heard good things about a do it yourself kit offered at Tired, frustrated, and at wits end, I visited the site and purchased the package he recommended. I did this about 3 weeks ago and since then I followed the steps and it has worked amazingly well. I have spoken with my bank several times and we have come to a modification agreement which is being finalized this week. After all is said and done, I will have eliminated my past due balances and the bank gave me a 5.25% 30 yr fixed (as opposed to my arm which was at 12.25%) and they credited me $31,000 off my principal. I am no expert but the kit boasted a certain document that, as far as I’m concerned, was the reason for my success. once aware of the fsla document the bank contacted me within 24 hours looking to come to "an arrangement". my attorney friend explained that the fsla (full spectrum legal analysis) was a tool that has been used for years by attorneys to accomplish just that, a successful modification. Apparently there were legal infractions on my loan with the bank and that’s why they were so willing to help. Now... just for the record... yesterday, I contacted the modification company that I had hired and asked for a status (just to see what they would say). they informed me that the bank was not willing to do a modification on my loan and stated several reasons. Knowing that they were lying, I demanded to speak with the manager. After yelling at him for over an hour and explaining that I had done in less than a month what he had been supposedly trying to do for over 4 months, I threatened to call the atty generals office and I received a refund in full. Later that day, I contacted the atty general’s office and filed a complaint about that company only to find that they were already under investigation. moral of the story is... this specific kit worked wonders for me and my family. my home appears to be saved and my children will continue to have a comfortable roof safely over their heads. At the end of the day that is all I cared about. So as a father, as a man who has been in this specific bind, and as a human being that wants to be able to do something good for others I am recommending the very same product I purchased at If this is able to help anyone out there then I have done my good deed for the day

    Robert, NY