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Gov't launches plan to help "underwater" borrowers
AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/10 | Alan Zibel - ap

Posted on 09/07/2010 9:41:12 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is trying to jump-start its sputtering attempts to tackle the foreclosure crisis with an effort to assist homeowners who owe more on their properties than their homes are worth.

The Federal Housing Administration will allow lenders to give these borrowers refinanced loans if the lender agrees to forgive at least 10 percent of the original mortgage amount.

The plan, .. announced in March, .. available starting Tuesday.

The FHA said .. between 500,000 and 1.5 million homeowners are projected to be helped.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: borrowers; fha; foreclosure; launches; mortgage; underwater
helped. helped to excess. if need be. -- Big Gubamint way in over its head in your business.
1 posted on 09/07/2010 9:41:14 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Hussein is insane.


2 posted on 09/07/2010 9:43:23 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

~ Ronald Reagan


3 posted on 09/07/2010 9:44:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The Federal Housing Administration will allow lenders to give these borrowers refinanced loans if the lender agrees to forgive at least 10 percent of the original mortgage amount.

Is there some reason the lenders can't do this now? Why do they need the FHA's permission to forgive part of a loan balance?

4 posted on 09/07/2010 9:45:04 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: NormsRevenge
Administration will allow lenders to give these borrowers refinanced loans if the lender agrees to forgive at least 10 percent of the original mortgage amount.

The regime will allow lenders to lose money?
Isn't that elitist of him.

5 posted on 09/07/2010 9:46:27 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: BenLurkin
Obama is going to drown America in debt and create a new Third World Country for our grandchildren. He is borrowing and sending money overseas to those he answers to and represents.This traitor needs to be impeached he forces the American worker to bailout those who do not work and expect everything to be handed to them. It is called living within your means.
6 posted on 09/07/2010 9:48:42 AM PDT by RocketRoland
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To: tacticalogic
Why do they need the FHA's permission to forgive part of a loan balance?

Because the regime took over the banks with the bank bail out. Banks are now the property of dictators.

7 posted on 09/07/2010 9:50:42 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: NormsRevenge

We increased our residential mortgage debt from $5 trillion in 2000 to over $11 trillion in 2007.

In 7 short years, we increase our residential mortgage debt BY $6 trillion.

To say it was a bubble of epic proportions is to give meaning to the word understatement.

Real estate became a national mania.

People on all sides of the political spectrum participated. There is more than enough blame to spread around.

The bubble has burst and it is a long, long way back down to earth.

ANY home bought (or cash-out refinanced to the hilt) during that time is most likely underwater right now.

Trying to re-inflate the bubble is insane.

Paying for it with taxpayer money is criminal.

Programs like HAMP are the epitome of throwing good money after bad.

It is MORAL HAZARD writ large.

Not to beat the cliche horse to death, but you cannot put the genie back in the bottle.

The bubble burst. Stop throwing good money after bad and let the rebuilding begin.

But this time, build on healthy free-market based principles.

Keep the government out of it.

Anyone who would like to verify the numbers I quoted above can go to this US Census Bureau link and click on the PDF for “Mortgage Debt Outstanding by Property Type and Holder”

You will find the numbers I quoted there. They are 100% factual.

Our residential mortgage debt went from $2.6 trillion in 1990, to $5.1 trillion in 2000, to over $11 trillion in 2007.

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/banking_finance_insurance/payment_systems_consumer_credit_mortgage_debt.html

If the link does not work, just do a search for: US Census Bureau Mortgage Debt Outstanding by Property Type and Holder


8 posted on 09/07/2010 9:53:28 AM PDT by Painesright
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh heck no! Everytime the government tries to help credit consumers out I just get screwed over by the banks and credit card companies more.


9 posted on 09/07/2010 9:53:51 AM PDT by VRWCmember (Jesus called us to be Salt and Light, not Vinegar and Water.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Theft from every responsible citizen by irresponsible leaches!


10 posted on 09/07/2010 9:56:54 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey, I was responsible and used my home as a — GASP — HOME! And then — GASP AGAIN! — I paid it off not only as agreed but even faster!

If I could have my 10% cut in its price, I would own it today.

Oh, wait, I forgot — liberals only reward sloth and bad decisions, not industriousness and thoughtful analysis/actions.


11 posted on 09/07/2010 9:58:09 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Either we have principles or we are just liberals following the winds a bit starboard...)
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To: NormsRevenge
if you are not underwater on loans will they give you a chevy volt instead?
12 posted on 09/07/2010 9:59:29 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: NormsRevenge
'an effort to assist homeowners'

Orwell.

Homeowners don't have a mortgage and actually own their home.

13 posted on 09/07/2010 9:59:40 AM PDT by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hi, We’re from the gummint. We will help you with your payments by giving you money we take from other people and from their children who are not even born yet. How does that deal sound? Pretty slick, huh? And WE get credit for helping you out!


14 posted on 09/07/2010 10:00:46 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Where’s mine?!


15 posted on 09/07/2010 10:02:55 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: tacticalogic
There is also the possibility that the banks will want to be reimbursed for what they “forgive” and then some plus adding on some more fees for their service and who knows what will be in the fine print that goes unread until the whole scheme blows up.

Get the feds to back the scam and the blame can be spread more thinly when it fails.

16 posted on 09/07/2010 10:03:29 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: paul51

The Chevy Volt is the new toaster. So go open an account at your local Obama-owned bank.


17 posted on 09/07/2010 10:07:03 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: concerned about politics
Because the regime took over the banks with the bank bail out. Banks are now the property of dictators.

So the government regulators or telling the banks they have to forclose, and then the adminsitration is telling everyone the banks are the bad guys? That sounds about right.

18 posted on 09/07/2010 10:17:36 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: concerned about politics
Because the regime took over the banks with the bank bail out. Banks are now the property of dictators.

So the government regulators or telling the banks they have to forclose, and then the adminsitration is telling everyone the banks are the bad guys? That sounds about right.

19 posted on 09/07/2010 10:17:41 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: NormsRevenge
I feel like a total fool everytime I pay my mortgage.

It's true, doing the right thing is often painful.

20 posted on 09/07/2010 10:18:36 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Rahm and George at Doe's when the knife came down)
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To: NormsRevenge

Omama and his Democrat Party are in panic mode and their answer is to throw money (our taxes, our growing national debt) at what panics them. He has a pile of big government spending schemes to offer this week and next to try to distract us from what caused our recession and what is holding back a recovery. Omama thinks we are suckers and will buy his promises again and again so we don’t vote out his enablers this November.

If Omama really wanted to help us recover and help small business, he would say, Sorry, and repeal ObamaCare, TARP spending and all the extra regulations on finance that are causing uncertainty and reluctance for business to recover and grow. He won’t so we need to vote him and his kind out 11/10 & 11/12.


21 posted on 09/07/2010 10:30:06 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: NormsRevenge

Gee- another “plan”. We’re doomed!


22 posted on 09/07/2010 10:37:12 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: NormsRevenge

After about three trillion in spending, the government hasn’t been able to stop the mortgage crisis problems.

Fannie and Freddy are still nearly broke. Foreclosures are swamping the lending industry. Banks are being closed at a rapid pace.

Now this administration’s fix is to tell banks and lending institutions to forgive part of the loans. And when they do, this administration will claim they don’t have enough assets on paper to cover their debt to income ratio. They’ll have to be closed.

I will give credit where it is due. The Left manipulated forced mortgages on lending institutions into the complete destruction of our economy. Not a shot was fired. The U. S. has essentially been neutered.


23 posted on 09/07/2010 10:40:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: Palter

As long as there are property taxes, you can never own your own home, it was planned that way long, long ago.

Then of course there is always Kelo lurking there to seize your property for some worthless business.


24 posted on 09/07/2010 10:49:56 AM PDT by itsahoot (We the people allowed Republican leadership to get us here, only God's Grace can get us out.)
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To: RocketRoland

impeaching this clown is a waste of cash, resources and energy....here is the plan of action for those who do not have any agenda other than to take back our country...all other singe issue people or those who do not vote do not have a voice or say...

1) get rid of every registed communist in the legislative branch. To date there are over 150 of them in the house and senate. Name names, be very vocal about it, and just get rid of them. It does not matter if they are democrat or republican. They are enemies of the state. Dump them.

2) If there are commies on both democrat and republican tickets, vote third party. Commies are enemies of the republic, regardless of political party. Dump them.

3) Flood your congressperson with correspondence demanding the impeachment of any and all activist judges. There are at least 2 on the supreme court that have violated their oath of office. Bring up the charges and get the hell rid of them. If your congressperson refuses, then they are an enemy of the state, regardless of political affiliation. Remove them from office by any and all means necessary.

All this will render FUBO utterly useless, and he will pass into history just like carter....

The power of the land lies in the judiciary branch, but the legislative branch has the power to clean it up...if they refuse, then it is THEY that are the true enemies of the state.....


25 posted on 09/07/2010 11:17:13 AM PDT by joe fonebone (They will get my Fishing Rod when they pry it from my cold dead fingers)
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