Treasury to pay investors triple for HAMP principal reductions

Under PRA, servicers are required to evaluate the benefit of principal reduction for every HAMP eligible loan with a MTMLTV ratio greater than 115% and are encouraged to offer principal reduction whenever the net present value (NPV) result of a HAMP modification using PRA is positive.

The size of the PRA investor incentive payments depends not only on the amount of principal reduced but also on the loan-to-value ratio and the loan’s payment history before the HAMP modification. The PRA investor incentive payments range from 6% to 21% of the principal amount reduced.

 · Ocwen Backs Principal Reductions, Mandatory Outsourcing to Improve HAMP By: Carrie Bay 03/03/2010 Ocwen Financial Corporation has one of the industry’s most impressive track records when it comes to restructuring loans under the federal guidelines of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).

“We will soon see the results of the country’s largest banks implementing principal loan reduction as. increase of incentive payments to investors for allowing forgiveness under the Home Affordable.

The Principal Reduction Program from Bank of American may be able to help borrowers who are most "at risk" avoid foreclosure. The Principal Reduction Program will help borrowers with a sub-prime mortgage, Pay Option ARM or 2-1 prime hybrid ARM loan. Bank of America is using the program to help borrowers who are most at risk for foreclosure. The Treasury also offers a principal reduction.

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The HAMP incentive payments are supposed to go indirectly to homeowners in the form of encouraging loan mods, including principal write-downs. If that tips Fannie and Freddie into the write-down.

Decline in home prices to continue to 2011: Clear Capital Clear Capital: Quarterly Declines Continue. Provider of valuation services, Clear Capital, reported its Home Data Index for the 3 months ending February 2011. The report shows a 3-month price decline of 1.4%, nationally. For the year ending December 2010, Clear Capital reported a 3.9% national price decline.

The depth of payment reduction remained shallow, however, with only 39 percent of all modifications resulting in a monthly payment decrease of 10 percent or more by the fourth quarter of 2008. (OCC 2009b) 2 For more information on the creation of MHA and HAMP see (Treasury and HUD, 2012).

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 · FHFA: Principal reduction would cost Fannie, freddie 0 billion Investors still see relative value in subprime mortgage bonds They were blamed for the biggest financial disaster in a century. Subprime mortgages – home loans to borrowers with sketchy credit who put little to no skin in the game.. Treasury to pay investors triple for HAMP.