Foreclosure Moratorium Alert! Homeowners Scramble To Save Their Homes In A Booming Housing Market
MFI-Miami has issued a foreclosure moratorium alert for homeowners facing possible foreclosure.
Foreclosure Moratorium Alert: Time Is Not Your Friend!
Under the Cares Act, borrowers hit hard by the pandemic and having trouble making their mortgage payments were provided with forbearance protection.
You may be entitled to receive an extension under CFPB guidelines. However, you need to have received a forbearance under the Cares Act
You can get an extension as long as you haven’t reached the maximum months of forbearance. For most borrowers the 18-month maximum will be this fall.
You also need to contact your mortgage servicer and ask for assistance. It won’t happen automatically.
In addition, FHA announced an extension of the foreclosure-related eviction moratorium for foreclosed borrowers through Sept. 30.
The Biden administration has extended the forbearance enrollment window through September 30th for government-backed loans. Government backed loans account for 75% of all mortgages in the US.
The extended pandemic-related forbearance could last up to 12 months.
What Your Options Are In A Post-Moratorium World
There are various ways homeowners can deal with past-due mortgage payments.
Generally, there are four options:
- Reinstatement (pay it all back in a lump sum)
- Payment plan (higher payments to pay back over a period of time)
- Deferral (move missed payments to the back of the loan, resume making old payment)
- Loan modification (changing the terms of the loan to achieve a lower payment)
The last two options are the ones most consumers will use to exit forbearance.
could sell their home if none of these are doable. some money because housing prices are skyrocketing in many areas.