The following article was in Dr Housing Bubble. I found it to be very enlightening.
The Forbearance Tsunami: 4.7 million mortgages are now in forbearance with an unpaid principal of $1 trillion.
Let us clear something up regarding the last financial crisis with housing at the center of the market unraveling. The vast majority of the foreclosures that happened in the Great Recession occurred on standard 30-year fixed rate mortgages. There is this mythology that only subprime and NINJA (no income, no job, no asset) loans were the culprit of the entire collapse. This narrative fits into the crony capitalist mentality that somehow, only losers caused the crisis and that of course all of the suckers that got lured into a toxic mortgage somehow deserved losing their homes (while banks of course got bailed out with billions of tax payer dollars). A swift kick to the poor, and corporate welfare for the banks. It almost fits into this modern psychology of dis-information and revisionist history that we are now seeing. So it should be no shock to rational individuals that now, we suddenly have a whopping 4.7 million mortgages in forbearance (aka not paying their mortgage payment). This is not a good thing. The assumption is that people are going to start paying their mortgages back on time once the virus goes away but is that the case with so many jobs being lost? First, let us show you some data on the previous crisis for those that somehow forgot who lost their homes based on the type of mortgage on the property.
In March of 2020 Capstone sent letters to 10 borowers to determine if offered a slight discount, would they be interested and able to pay of their mortage. 3 replied yes. They were thrilled. It was a win for the home owner–to own their home outright. It was a win for Capstone to recapture capital to redeploy for other opportunities. Kevin Shortle and I discuss this in the following short video
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Cities and states across the country are already suspending evictions and foreclosures in response to the spread of the coronavirus, but the federal government is taking the biggest step so far to keep people in their homes.
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the Department of Housing and Urban Development is suspending all foreclosures and evictions until the end of April.
Beyond that, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Wednesday that it is directing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to suspend foreclosures and evictions for “at least 60 days.” That would mean the moratorium lasts through mid-May, at least.
According to the FHFA, the foreclosure and eviction suspension applies to homeowners whose single-family mortgage is backed by either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
“This foreclosure and eviction suspension allows homeowners with an Enterprise-backed mortgage to stay in their homes during this national emergency,” FHFA Director Mark Calabria said in a statement.
Given that Fannie and Freddie are the largest mortgage financers in the country, the move is a sizable one.
“As a reminder, borrowers affected by the coronavirus who are having difficulty paying their mortgage, should reach out to their mortgage servicers as soon as possible,” Calabria added. “The Enterprises are working with mortgage servicers to ensure that borrowers facing hardship because of the coronavirus can get assistance.”
Earlier this month, the FHFA and HUD reminded mortgage servicers of their options for borrowers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Included among those options is payment forbearance, which would allow affected borrowers to suspend their mortgage payment for up to 12 months due to hardship caused by the coronavirus.
As for HUD, Trump made the announcement during a Wednesday press conference discussing the growing impact of COVID-19.
“The Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing immediate relief to renters and homeowners by suspending all foreclosures and evictions until the end of April,” Trump said. “So, we’re working very closely with Dr. Ben Carson and everybody from HUD.”
Fannie Mae has approved attorney foredclosure fees. One of the first questions that is asked regarding any real estate foreclosue is “What does it cost”? This topic was discussed at the February 2020 NoteWorthy Summit. Some Attorneys charge by the hour. Some attorneys charge by Fannie Mae allowable limits. My experience is do NOT hire an attorney by the hour. The attached list details allowable costs by state. But………….keep in mind there are other costs. Ask your attorney for those details so you know your options. For instance, one of the more expensive counties for foreclosure is Allegany County(Pittsburg). The Sheriff charges $2,500. Yikes!!
The costs are different for Land Contracts/Contract For Deeds. That may be a different process which is referred to as forfeiture. Some states now view Land Contracts/Contract For Deeds just like a foreclosure. Some states have a relatively short process(Texas-60 days). Other, Florida, New York, New Jersey may take 2+ years to foreclose. Typically the “sand” states have a short fuse–Arizona, California etc. As an investor, Capstone avoids the states North of and including, Maryland/New Jersey due to the anti-investor seniment. Be smart, check out the laws first before you invest. If you own a real estate note, or contract, performing or non-performing, Capstone Capital USA buys notes and mortgages. Give us a call.
As a 23 year resident of Phoenix, my only thought is OMG. Yikes, not another LA. NOOOOOOOOOOOO! But with the growth there will be many opportunities!!!
Metro Phoenix is expected to grow by 1 million people during the next decade.
That will be like adding a city the size of San Jose, California, or Austin, Texas, to the Valley.
The billion-dollar question is where all those new residents will live.
Most of the available land is on the edge of the West Valley and deep into Pinal County in the southeast Valley.
About 5 million people already call metro Phoenix home, and the region already faces infrastructure and housing affordability issues. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
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