Friday, April 23, 2010

Freddie Urges 12-Month Forbearance in Flood Areas

This is on an individual basis. You can find the article here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

HUD Redefines "Foreclosed" to Include 60-Day Delinquencies

HUD Redefines "Foreclosed" to Include 60-Day Delinquencies

HUD has announced that it's changing how it defines foreclosed to include properties in default and abandoned with lingering code violations. Effective immediately, HUD is classifying any property that is at least 60 days behind on the mortgage or the property owner is 90 days or more delinquent on tax payments as a "foreclosed" home.

In addition, HUD is expanding the definition of an "abandoned" property to include homes where no mortgage or tax payments have been made by the property owner for at least 90 days or a code enforcement inspection has determined that the property is not habitable and the owner has taken no corrective actions within 90 days of notification of the deficiencies.

HUD officials say the new definitions will help communities acquire, rehabilitate, and re-sell foreclosed and abandoned properties more quickly under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and help prevent further decline in hard-hit neighborhoods.

Also, the FHA has a moratorium in RI for three months on foreclosures due to the flooding.

Source DS News