TOTAL LOAN RELIEF OFFERED UNDER NATIONAL MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT TOPS $51 BILLION

    TOTAL LOAN RELIEF OFFERED UNDER NATIONAL MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT TOPS $51 BILLION

    DENVER – August 22, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Joseph A. Smith, Jr., Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement, issued his final report today regarding the total amount of consumer relief granted by the five banks that are parties to the settlement. The banks disclosed that from March 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 they have extended $51.33 billion in total relief to 643,726 borrowers nationwide. These figures include principal forgiveness that is granted to allow customers to reach a loan modification that lowers their mortgage payments or loan forgiveness that is needed to allow a homeowner to get a short sale.

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