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Loan modification is a provision that you can avail in exceptional circumstances, when you are facing an imminent foreclosure on your property. Although not availed very frequently this legal provision could just prove to be your best escape route, getting you out of your tangled loan worries, and just about the saving grace for your distressed credit score. This is our basic purpose, in this book, and you can make use of this valuable resource to get the best professional aid for your case.

Needless to say, arriving at the best loan modification solution is quite possible if you perceive the complete picture-at-large of your loan case. If you already have a loan against your property and are invariably falling back on your payments, gloomily staring in to a foreclosure that you should avoid at all costs, this book will share with you some insightful information that you can readily put to use.

More than just a resource guide, this book will entail you useful information, importantly, from a lending institute's view-point. Getting you the best deal is our prime concern.

To start with, let's first review some basic facts that you need to appreciate fully -

You already might know and are probably pondering over all the options you have, dealing with the default on your loan repayments. What many people do not know, and that also includes a significant number of insistent real estate agents, that loan modification is indeed a good alternative to foreclosures and short sales.

A loan modification essentially involves restructuring your re-payment clauses to get the homeowner a newer and suitably lesser pay back option. Now, why would any financial institution make itself agreeable to such a term? The answer is simple. If you think from the homeowner perspective, you might assume that your bank stands to lose some profit over this. That's not the ‘complete picture', though. Having to go through the rigor of foreclosure in most cases can prove more costly. True, that the bank will get a lesser-than-anticipated return on the loan, but this is more acceptable in view of possible long term benefits.

As a rule, you can safely assume that no matter what the circumstances are, your bank will always prioritize a minimal loss approach. If you appreciate this simple attitude, its easy to understand the feasibility of loan modifications that your bank may agree to.

However, the fact still remains that a loan modification is never a first-line policy of any bank. The exact premises of this provision still remain ambiguously defined.

Consider the case when the real estate scenario in your locale has been stable for some time with no inclinations for rise in property prices. If such is the case, your bank just might opt for foreclosure. This way it can sell or configure a new loan to some other interested party. For all the proper reasons, your bank will most probably not prefer to deal with a client who has a high-risk loan history.

The economic scene today, unfortunately, does not look very promising, for both the homeowner and the lending institutions. That the U. S. is in a volatile economic transition today is something that we all know. Property equity is very sublime and evaporating dangerously. Consider this picture from a banker's point of view. If you can see what we can, then its pretty clear why your bank would rather invite a loan modification instead of the usual foreclosure. Reducing and restructuring your loan payment options certainly makes more sense; for realistic profits, and the numbers.

This transition, from a propensity towards foreclosures and short sales, towards loan modification is called as the “modification period". Well, you can call it “economic renaissance" for your own case if you wish. The important point, though, is in knowing how to make use of this circumstance to the best advantage of your credit report.

There are not very clearly defined criteria when it comes to loan modifications. Rules pertaining to this do significantly differ. As this provision is not executed very often, you and your real estate agent will have to work in lieu with your bank to reach an agreeable payment restructuring. There are con men here too, and you might just get misled. So be careful, agree only to terms that are actually defined, rather than promises or ‘eventual considerations’.

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