Monday, May 07, 2012

BofA Starts Settlement related Principal Reduction Program

by Bill McBride on 5/07/2012 11:17:00 PM

From the NY Times: Bank of America Starts Mortgage Reduction Effort (ht bearly)

Bank of America has started sending letters to thousands of homeowners in the United States, offering to forgive a portion of the principal balance on their mortgages by an average of $150,000 each.

The reduction for qualifying homeowners could amount to monthly savings of up to 35 percent on mortgage payments, Bank of America said in a news release on Monday evening.

The principal reduction offers from Bank of America Home Loans are the result of a $25 billion settlement agreement earlier this year ...