Foreclosures in California Will Be Reduced!

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Happy ThanksgivingGood News for Real Estate is here! Finally there is hope for Homeowners with adjustable real estate loans...keep reading!

Happy Thanksgiving! There is some good news for those facing Foreclosure in Real Estate for the Sacramento area and all over California for that matter.

This week, Governor Schwarzenegger met with 4 of the largest loan servicers who are servicing subprime loans. The Governor asked these loan servicers to voluntarily agree to NOT adjust mortgage rates on their subprime loans which constitute 25% of their real estate loans.  California rates twice the National Average in Forecosures. This is having quite an impact on our economy here in California.

The four lending loan servicers that Gov. Schwarzenegger met with are:

  1. Countrywide Financial Corp.
  2. GMAC Mortgage
  3. Litton Loan Servicing
  4. Home Eq Servicing 

Sad to say that this does not come in time for many who have lost their homes. Governor Schwarzenegger had this to said, " with this type of cooperation from loan servicers, we can save tens of thousands of people from being added to the foreclosure lists."

In March 2008, it was predicted that the peak of Foreclousre was to hit California due to loans adjusting to a much higher rate,  but now with Gov. Schwarnenegger stepping in, this may save many of those homeowners who have a subprime loan that will be adjusting.  There have been 24,000 foreclosures in California alone, so far with Stockton being #1 in Foreclosures with 1 out of 31 homes foreclosed upon and Sacramento second, with 1 out of every 48 homes foreclosed.

There are a half million Californians who have subprime loans that will jump to higher interest rates. Our Governor, Gov. Schwarnenegger is the first to step up to the plate to protect the homeowners of California.

It's important not to simply wait and do nothing. The Governor has asked, " borrowers to do their the lenders half way." Homeowners facing foreclosure MUST contact the bank at the very 1st sign of a problem.  This is a horrendous time for a homeowner, but you need to put aside the emotions and solve the problem. Don't just walk away, step up, call the place that you pay your loan each month and talk to them.  There is help but you need to be pro-active.

Help for homeowners losing their houses has been accomplished by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Sheila Blair where she encouraged the lenders to keep subprime mortgage borrowers at their initial interest rate if their are living in their home, making timely payments but can't afford the loan to "reset" to the higher interest rate.

Many have said that the homeowners in foreclosure should take responsibility and not receive any bail-out help Federally. It's time that everyone realize that this doesn't just effect those homeowners losing their homes, it effects ALL of US.  New laws need to be enacted where this type of lending practice is not to be readily used for the masses. More regulation and protection for the home buyer needs to be established in the lending field.

I for one, am pleased that something is FINALLY being done to reverse this horror in real estate and with the American Dream of home ownership. This is truly a thankful, Thanksgiving...just wish it had come sooner for so many other homeowners.

What are your thoughts on Foreclosure and the effects of foreclosure on the homeowner as well as the country as a whole?

Here are some helpful websites for those homeowners in CA having difficulty or having questions about their mortgages:

CA Consumer Home Mortgage Information

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Look for ads on television and with your local city government offices for more help with Stopping Foreclosure and stopping your adjustable rate from going up. The Governor will be running ads soon...there is hope but you MUST act.

 Happy Thanksgiving!




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