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Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

2013 3d edition



460 pages
Includes companion website
ISBN: 978-1-60248-135-0

About the Authors
Table of Contents
About the Companion Website

This step-by-step guide is is loaded with practical advice on stopping a threatened foreclosure, and provides detailed information on the recent standards mortgage servicers must follow when servicing loans in default and foreclosure. It contains the the latest on the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and new mortgage servicing rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) under the National Mortgage Settlement.

This book provides basic steps to obtain a workout, tailored for six different types of mortgages:

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac;
  • Subprime;
  • FHA-insured;
  • VA and Rural Housing Service.

Special chapters cover the mechanics of arranging a workout and "fifteen steps to foreclosure prevention." The book also includes:

  • Homeowner strategies for reducing and prioritizing debt;
  • Dealing with loan overcharges and servicing errors;
  • Legal protections against foreclosure;
  • Answering questions about bankruptcy;
  • Homeowner options after the foreclosure sale;
  • Summaries of each state's foreclosure and real estate tax abatement laws
  • Glossary of mortgage servicing terms
  • Index
Companion Website Updated for 2014
  • Sample forms and practice aids
  • A financial calculator
  • Servicing rules and standards
  • State foreclosure laws and mediation programs, and more

"Groups here are raving about the Foreclosure Prevention manual. WOW! A great job by all at NCLC given the challenges we are all facing to assist homeowners here and across the nation."
-- Raymond Neirinckx, Housing Resources Coordinator,
Rhode Island Housing Resource Commission

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