I just wrote this long comment on Jillayne’s post, and decided it needed to be a post of its own. This loan mod returns the risk premium that was not effective at controlling risk. It didn’t work…give it back. It also makes the lender partly responsible for approving short term income on a long term basis. It does not involve ANY loss to the lender below the face amount of the notes, and gives them some interest, and saves the homestead. I think it includes all aspects of consideration for a loan mod, but finding staff competent to come up with loan mods in a short period of time, is not realistic.
What we do know is that the higher risk premium rates, did not cover the risk.
Let’s take an example and see how it plays out, and propose a loan mod.
Family qualified for their current home based on $80,000 a year. $60,000 was salary and $20,000 was two years of consistent bonus or overtime. That was considered conservative lending guidelines “two years of proven history on bonus or overtime