Mortgage modification debt ratio

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:40 am    Post subject: Mortgage modification debt ratio

what is the ideal income for debt ratio to qualify for a loan modification? i have 3 loans (3properties), indy mac, wells fargo, and country wide.
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:14 am    Post subject: Mortgage modification debt ratio


A 36% debt to income ratio is said to be the ideal ratio to quallify for a loan. Under the new modification plan, the front end DTI for the first mortgage should be brought down to less than 38%. I think to qualify for mortgage modification, debt ratio of 42-45% is required.


Post Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: debt to income ratio for loan modification

I give 42% of my gross monthly income to pay my mortgage. Does that ratio qualify for loan modification?

Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:05 am    Post subject: dti loan modification

In my opinion you will be able to qualify for a loan.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:50 am    Post subject: mortgage modification debt ratio

To calculate your mortgage modification debt ratio, you need to use the following formula: (Mortgage Payment + Taxes + Homeowners Insurance) ÷ Gross Income. If your mortgage modification debt ratio is above 45%, then you've a high chance of getting a loan modification.

However, if you've no income or very little income, then your mortgage modification debt ratio will be very high. Thus, the lender would try to foreclose the property. But you should also know that the guidelines for the DTI ratio may vary from bank to bank but it should be between 31% and 45%.
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Post Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject:

it's interesting - i don't do anything with modifications, so i'm unaware; but i've never seen any calculations used such as described here.

frankly, what i see here is quite confusing. some answers describe ratios that are needed to qualify for a new loan, while others describe what the "modification ratio" needs to be. then again, i see one that talks about both sorts of scenarios in pretty much the same breath.

no wonder the average consumer is clueless about where to go. then again, many of those average consumers are on this forum telling others what they think they know. it's a quandary.

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: loan mod

I have two loans through wellsfargo. They total to be 51% of my income. I am seeking a modification for only my first loan which is 37% of my income. What are the chances that I will be qualified for a mod? I am a little confused about what the tipping point is that the bank decides to foreclose on you rather than modify your loan.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject:

Hi buckness,

You will have to apply for a loan modification with your lender. You will have to explain why you need a loan modification. If the lender is convinced about your hardship, then he would agree to your loan modification. Apart from the normal loan modification, you can even apply for the Home Affordable Loan Modification as initiated by the Obama Government. This may even help you in reducing your interest rate to as low as 2%.

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: modification

my mortgate debt to income ratio comes out to be around 27%, however we still struggle and had to file bankruptcy. is there a chance i would qualify for such?
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject:

So with a loan mod, your interest rate is reduced (to what - the current variable rate?) and any overdue payments you've missed are added to the principal - effectively like a new loan is taken out.

Are there any break fees associated with a mod? It sounds pretty similar to a refinance to more favourable terms, but with less strict acceptance criteria.

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Post Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:46 pm    Post subject:


To anonymous,

A query similar to yours has been replied to in the given page:

Take a look at it. I hope it will help you.

Hi riseabove,

The lender will change the terms and conditions of loan depending upon the borrower's financial situation. You are correct that the overdue payments are added to the principal amount. Fees are associated with modification but it may vary from lender to lender.

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