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Foreclosures May Reach Over 8 Million



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By : Cassiano Travareli    99 or more times read
Credit Suisseís predicts a whopping 8.1 million loans leading to foreclosure within the next four years, which is 16 percent of all mortgages. A report was released last April that there will be 6.5 million foreclosure cases or 13 percent of all mortgages but eventually made a new report after the pitfall of the economy.

It has been a tough year in many economic aspects, particularly the housing industry, and it looks like it would not be resolve anytime in the near future.

The poor economy, unstoppable home price drop and upsurge of loan defaults makes foreclosure a common thing in our low-esteemed situation. Sub-prime lenders are said to have mellowed, but ineffective federal actions to stop repossession marks the continued build up of foreclosed homes.

The government is trying to re-negotiate home mortgages to prevent foreclosure in bringing home prices lower. But this is difficult because investments are in complex credit vehicles and are marketed to investors in different parts of the world.

John Dugan, director of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, announced that early 2008 modifications had a high re-default rate. 36 percent of the borrowers were unable to re-pay 30 days after the renegotiated date. Then in just 6 months, the rate increased to 56 percent and 58 percent in 8 months.

Not all of these re-defaults end up in foreclosure, but repossession cases are really rampant. Dugan thought that re-defaults were very high because loan modifications were not well negotiated and were still high.

Office of Thrift Supervision director John Reich believes that modifying mortgages is ineffective, so increasing job opportunities would be a better strategy.

Credit Suisse then believed that if home prices continue to drop, lower than mortgage value, then homeowners will end-up with no choice but to give-up their houses.

U.S. is now at risk in becoming a second-class society. Unbearable recession, downfall of the housing industry and unavoidable foreclosures and its effect in credit score may lead the nation to impending doom.
Cassiano Travareli has been educated in the finer points of the foreclosures market over 5 years.

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