How long does it take to process a loan modification?
The loan modification process typically takes 30 to 90 days, depending mostly on your lender and your ability to efficiently work through the process with your attorney or other loan modification representative.
How often do loan modifications get approved?
On a Making Home Affordable loan modification, you have to be approved twice. First, when applying for a “trial modification,” a three-month period designed to see if you can manage the new payment schedule, and second for a “permanent modification” after successfully completing the trial period.
What happens when you are approved for a loan modification?
When you take a loan modification, you change the terms of your loan directly through your lender. Most lenders agree to modifications only if you’re at immediate risk of foreclosure. A loan modification can also help you change the terms of your loan if your home loan is underwater.
Can a bank deny a loan modification?
Your lender may deny your modification for another reason. In many cases, you can appeal the decision to deny your loan modification. If you want to appeal the decision, you must contact your servicer within 14 days of denial to begin the appeal process.
Is it easy to get a loan modification?
The loan modification application process varies from lender to lender; some require proof of hardship, and others require a hardship letter explaining why you need the modification. If you’re denied a loan modification, you can file an appeal with your mortgage servicer.
What do underwriters look for in a loan modification?
The underwriter will evaluate and assess the borrower’s financial status, current income and asset situation and ability to pay. Using an updated appraisal report the modification underwriter will confirm the current market value of the property as security for the loan.