February 23rd, 2010 11:22 PM by Sherry Lee
Susan V. Gregory
Chase is approved by the Treasury Department to offer the Home Affordable Modification Plan. One provision of this federally subsidized program allows for part of a loan's principal balance to be forgiven. A Chase loan modification that features a reduction in the principal balance is offered to some homeowners-but who qualifies for this very important feature and why? The $75 billion dollars set aside to help homeowners find loan workout solutions serves to encourage Countrywide and other banks to offer very aggressive options. Homeowners who are struggling with unaffordable mortgage payments and now owe more than their home is worth need to know if they qualify for this loan modification option. Here is some helpful information about who could qualify.
Chase has signed an agreement with the Treasury Department in which they: