Gearing Up for HAMP audio conference





An Inside Mortgage Finance Audio Conference
Held Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Did you miss the Gearing Up for HAMP Audio Conference?

CLICK HERE to download the MP3 file and Conference Manual

Through the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) servicers have made 360,000 trial mods and offered 570,000 more, but there’s still disagreement over which kinds of mods are the most effective, as re-default rates remain high.

Hear from major mortgage industry players on HAMP's implementation and challenges as well as how the incentive payments work with this Inside Mortgage Finance audio conference.

Challenges remain in implementing and scaling up the complex program, but the Treasury Department and lawmakers are leaning hard on servicers to significantly increase their HAMP activity. The government also plans to require servicers to report the reason for modification denials, both to the agency and borrowers, and greater disclosure of the NPV evaluation.

Still, some industry analysts believe a short sale or a revamped HOPE for Homeowners program may be more successful. Find out about the latest HAMP modification activity, best practices and more.

These Experts Shared Their Insights and Answered Questions:

  • CitiMortgage: Darrell R. Neitzel, SVP Default/Collections;
  • Fannie Mae: Marcel Bryar, VP/Deputy General Counsel; and Dave Worrall, VP Operations, Single Family National Servicing;
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: Paul S. Willen, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor;
  • Freddie Mac: Robert R. Padgett, Managing Director of Non-Performing Loans;
  • K&L Gates LLP: Laurence E. Platt, Practice Area Leader; and
  • Inside Mortgage Finance: Guy Cecala, Publisher

Topics for This 2-Hour Session Included:

  • What's working for servicers today (or not);
  • How incentive payments are being handled;
  • What are the issues with implementation;
  • Migrating from traditional loan mods to HAMP;
  • Qualifying borrowers for HAMP;
  • Identifying potential HAMP borrowers;
  • Determining net present value (NPV);
  • Measuring re-default and self-cure rates;
  • Managing expectations—how many borrowers can HAMP really help;
  • Current practices to communicate with borrowers.

CLICK HERE to download the MP3 file and Conference Manual
or continue below to order the Audio CD by mail

Conference CD Only - $225.00
MP3 and Manual - $197.00

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After the November elections, how long will it take for a new Congress and White House to pass GSE reform legislation?

I’m confident a bill will be passed the first year.


2 to 3 years. GSE reform is complicated.


Sadly it won’t happen in a Clinton or Trump first term.


Not in my lifetime.


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