Pacific Northwest Real Estate
Helpful Housing Resources for Pacific Northwest Families
Home Affordable Mortgage Alternatives
In light of the rising number of property foreclosures in the United States, the government has expanded the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) to include provisions and incentives for servicers to allow short sales or deeds-in
-lieu as positive options for eligible homeowners in default who wish to avoid foreclosure. The new program is called Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA).
The Obama Administration’s Making Home Affordable Program includes opportunities to modify or refinance your mortgage to make your monthly payments more affordable. It also includes the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program for homeowners who are interested in a short sale or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure.
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.
HOPE NOW is an alliance between counselors, mortgage companies, investors, and other mortgage market participants. This alliance will maximize outreach efforts to homeowners in distress to help them stay in their homes and will create a unified, coordinated plan to reach and help as many homeowners as possible. The members of this alliance recognize that by working together, they will be more effective than by working independently.
The Fannie Mae Loan Lookup enables mortgage borrowers to quickly determine if Fannie Mae owns their loan by providing a street address, unit, city, state, and ZIP code.
The Freddie Mac Loan Lookup enables mortgage borrowers to quickly determine if Fannie Mae owns their loan by providing a street address, unit, city, state, and ZIP code.
Local HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agencies (in or near Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties)
CLEARPOINT FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, INC. (Everett)
Nationwide HUD-Approved Counselors
***Susan Stecher is a Certified Distressed Property Expert - CDPE, Specialized Service Provider – FSSR, in Foreclosures, Short Sales and Bank-Owned Properties, a Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource – SFR and a Certified Short-Sale Professional – CSP. Call today for a confidential consultation to determine what your best options are to avoid foreclosure — call direct at (360) 319-4939, or toll-free at (888) 319-4939.