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Volume 2014 - Number 26

July 3, 2014

With Loss Mitigation Actions Declining for Banks and Nonbanks, HAMP Extended

Loss mitigation activity continued to decline in the first quarter of 2014, driven by better loan performance. That didn’t stop the Treasury Department from extending the Home Affordable Modification Program and related loss mitigation programs for at least another year, through the end of 2016. A total of 132,783 loan modifications were completed in the first quarter, according to Hope Now, down 3.4 percent from the previous quarter and down 45.7 percent from the first quarter of 2013. On a monthly basis, loan mod activity continued to decline in April. Loan mod activity is...

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