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Asked 11/13/2009 12:01 pm CT (Alexandria, VA)

I am preparing tax return and looking a 1098 in Box 1 has $61,000 of mortgage interest but in the detail of payments has only about $20,000K of interest. The house was sold during year and mortgage paid off - around $485K balance on loan and it was a Conv Jumbo PayOption ARM..Question: Why the difference and is the $60K of interest correct. Thanks.

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Asked 11/05/2009 05:16 am CT (Jacksonville, FL)

I am looking into a 3/1 ARM backed by the CMT index. The margin is 2% with a 5% cap on the life of the loan. Starting interest rate is 3.75. I was just wondering if this is a good deal or not and if refinancing is a good idea if you are only getting an interest rate about 1 point lower than the current one. Currently my interest rate is 6 1/8. Thanks

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Asked 04/20/2009 03:30 pm CT (Colorado Springs, CO)

Three years ago I purchased a home with an 80/20 loan. I automatically went to a bank soon thereafter to set the terms of the 20 into a 15 year mortgage at over 8 percent. The 80 is still interest only due to set at as an ARM in two years. The house was purchased at 335, 000 but on current mean estimates like Zillow is currently at 311. I obviously have little equity in the house. I am wondering if I can refinance the 80 into a payment that will not be too much higher than what I currently have. I am not having trouble making payments and could afford higher. My credit is excellent, but I am beginning to consider options at this point. Thank you.

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Hi: In order to refinance your first mortgage, the second mortgage holder must agree to subordinate,...

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Asked 04/08/2009 11:16 am CT (Minneapolis, MN)

I need some help! I bought a condo in 06 with an ARM thinking I could refinace to a fixed rate to get a lower payment before it goes up again but Countrywide (who bought my loan) says since my apprasial is less than I paid for the condo there is nothing no one can do to help me and it is what it is. they did offer a modification of $4 a month for an ARM loan. I have a car payment/credit card payments and 2 jobs. Can anyone help me?

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My advice would be to contact Bank of America since they now own Countrywide. They may be able to d...

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Asked 03/03/2009 12:26 pm CT (Jacksonville, FL)

i am in my fourth year of a five year arm in desperate need of a refi. my current rate is at 7.85% with the chance to jump to who knows what when my arm matures. when i bought my house i anticipated a lot of work, regular payments on my mortgage, and an increase of my credit score, resulting in an easy refi. unfortunatelly, i work in the construction industry, so the last four years have been an uphill battle and with the economy and lending being at the levels that they are at, i worry that, without some sort of stimulous help, i might be running out of options. what resources or institutions would you suggest that i research?

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Call your mortgage holder and discuss a modifaction option with them....

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Asked 01/10/2009 09:08 am CT (San Francisco, CA)

We received an NAPF U.S. Loan Notification telling us that we were pre-approved for a 30 year fixed loan at 4.75%/5.00% APR. This is for a loan of up to $287,670. It states that it is not an ARM which, we would never consider. I've never heard of any such program and wanted to know if this is legitimate.

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It sounds as though you are being quoted a Conforming 30 yr Fixed Rate home loan and just about ever...

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Asked 12/30/2008 08:05 am CT (North Platte, NE)

looking to refinance; issue, credit score of 528. Any institutions that will refinance for a fixed rate to lower payments? The Arm keeps adjusting into a higher payment. thank you

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You are more likely to succeed with a loan modification if you are simply looking to lower your paym...

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Asked 11/26/2008 09:55 am CT (Bowling Green, KY)

I'm a single father raising my 2 sons. I refinanced my house with a 95% loan a couple of years ago with a ARM after my divorce. I make all my payments on time but it's not always easy. With the drop in housing prices I'm sure my house is not worth what I owe and my rate changes next year. With all the buzz surrounding the "bailouts" does any of this pertain to me?..Does it help me at all?

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The bailout does not apply to you however the current economic environment is helpful in your situat...

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Asked 11/18/2008 09:17 am CT (Seattle, WA)

? Refi Mobile home currently 3 late mtg payments filed BK 2006 currently on arm wants to be on a fixed cash out any ideas? 85% ltv

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The best thing to try for is a loan modification as you will not be able to qualify for any loan wit...

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Asked 11/13/2008 05:54 pm CT (Everett, WA)

Hello I'm currently In a Loan with Well Fargo 5/1 Arm (intrest only). I have been in the house for almost 3 years and I'm looking to re-finance. My loan amount is 403500. Is it a good ideal to try to refinance now or wait until my loan (5/1) is at the end of it's term. My Fico score is 800. Do you have any sugestions?

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Hi Leroy - Since your question, rates have come down enough to make a refinance very timely. Are yo...

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Asked 11/03/2008 12:57 pm CT (Tulsa, OK)

I signed a quit-claim deed and let my ex husband have the house in our divorce 4 years ago. The divorce decree states that I shall be "held harmless" when it comes to the mortgage My name remains on the mortgage. He rarely makes a house payment on time and has trashed his credit right along with mine. I have defintely been harmed. I am unable to obtain a credit card, a car loan, or any type of loan whatsoever. He only owes $11,000 on the house and it is worth around $150,000. Still yet, with his poor credit and low cash flow (he is self-employed) he says he can not find anyone to refinance the mortgage and release my name; nor does he have the cash to pay it off. He does seem to come up with money when he wants to...e.g. a new Harley Davidson, 2 SUV's, a boat, 2 sea-do's, etc. etc., however, that was before the economy got so bad. My parents have hired an attorney on my behalf and plan to take this matter to the court's in hopes of the issue being resolved. I have researched the matter and am afraid that they might be wasting their hard earned money. Am I completely out of luck, or is there a possibilty this could be resolved somehow? Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me.

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Asked 09/22/2008 09:41 am CT (San Bernardino, CA)

September 2011 is the 5th year of our 5 year ARM mortgage. Our Plan A: buy a new home with a fixed rate then keep our old home as long as we can (family will rent it) in case we will be able to refinance it before 2011. Disadvantage: With this economy, its very unsure. We need to save also. It would be hard paying for two houses. Plan B: Get a new home with with a fixed rate then let go (foreclose) of our old home. Is plan B "illegal"? will that put us in trouble of taking advantage of the situation? Or is it totally okay giving us a chance not to be under water when our mortgage will shoot up to the roof? We just want to be safe in this economy. We don't want to get stuck and wait for our mortgage to balloon with our ARM mortgage. We've been trying to have it refinanced but it's been really impossible.

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Hi There! You never want to "Let Go" of a house. Any time you have a foreclosure on your home it...

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Asked 09/22/2008 09:39 am CT (San Bernardino, CA)

September 2011 is the 5th year of our 5 year ARM mortgage. Our Plan A: buy a new home with a fixed rate then keep our old home as long as we can (family will rent it) in case we will be able to refinance it before 2011. Disadvantage: With this economy, its very unsure. We need to save also. It would be hard paying for two houses. Plan B: Get a new home with with a fixed rate then let go (foreclose) of our old home. Is plan B "illegal"? will that put us in trouble of taking advantage of the situation? Or is it totally okay giving us a chance not to be under water when our mortgage will shoot up to the roof? We just want to be safe in this economy. We don't want to get stuck and wait for our mortgage to balloon with our ARM mortgage. We've been trying to have it refinanced but it's been really impossible.

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Gina, you may want to consider doing a loan modification on the property instead of a refinance or l...

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Asked 09/22/2008 09:21 am CT (San Bernardino, CA)

September 2011 is the 5th year of our 5 year ARM mortgage. Our Plan A: buy a new home with a fixed rate then keep our old home as long as we can (family will rent it) in case we will be able to refinance it before 2011. Disadvantage: With this economy, its very unsure. We need to save also. It would be hard paying for two houses. Plan B: Get a new home with with a fixed rate then let go (foreclose) of our old home. Is plan B "illegal"? will that put us in trouble of taking advantage of the situation? Or is it totally okay giving us a chance not to be under water when our mortgage will shoot up to the roof? We just want to be safe in this economy. We don't want to get stuck and wait for our mortgage to balloon with our ARM mortgage. We've been trying to have it refinanced but it's been really impossible.

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Hi Gina, Loss Mitigation is probably your best avenue. There are many ways to change/save your cur...

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Asked 09/03/2008 04:07 pm CT (Colton, CA)

I have a 36 month ARM with 1% interest and optional principle payment that will expire at the end of this september. The only viable option for refinancing is FHA 30 y fix but increases my monthly payment by $500. I would appreciate your advice. ? to hold on the current ARM or refinance.

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Ghulam, This is a loan that allows for your balance to increase (negative amortization) if you di...

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Asked 08/01/2008 05:33 am CT (Waxahachie, TX)

I obtained a mortgage in 8/05. It is an ARM and I have a second mortgage so that I did not have to have PMI. In 7/07 my husband died without any benefits. He had recently lost his job and started a new one, but wasn't eligible for benefits at the time of his death. I have struggled to pay all of these expences that his death has incurred. I am to the point that I can no longer stay in this house....Emotionally, I am a miserable wreck when I am there. I need a way out!! Due to the recent decreased value of homes in my area, my Current Appraised value of my home is less than my 2 mortgages. What options do I have? What happens is I allow voluntary forclosure? Will either mortgage company be able to sue me or place a judgement on me. I know my credit will be ruined, but at this point, my health and over all well being means much more to me than my credit rating. What can I do? [Lee, Waxahachie TX]

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You need to speak with a real estate & bankruptcy attorneys.

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Asked 08/01/2008 05:32 am CT (Waxahachie, TX)

I obtained a mortgage in 8/05. It is an ARM and I have a second mortgage so that I did not have to have PMI. In 7/07 my husband died without any benefits. He had recently lost his job and started a new one, but wasn't eligible for benefits at the time of his death. I have struggled to pay all of these expences that his death has incurred. I am to the point that I can no longer stay in this house....Emotionally, I am a miserable wreck when I am there. I need a way out!! Due to the recent decreased value of homes in my area, my Current Appraised value of my home is less than my 2 mortgages. What options do I have? What happens is I allow voluntary forclosure? Will either mortgage company be able to sue me or place a judgement on me. I know my credit will be ruined, but at this point, my health and over all well being means much more to me than my credit rating. What can I do? [Lee, Waxahachie TX]

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Asked 07/31/2008 07:11 am CT (Waxahachie, TX)

I obtained a mortgage in 8/05. It is an ARM and I have a second mortgage so that I did not have to have PMI. In 7/07 my husband died without any benefits. He had recently lost his job and started a new one, but wasn't eligible for benefits at the time of his death. I have struggled to pay all of these expences that his death has incurred. I am to the point that I can no longer stay in this house....Emotionally, I am a miserable wreck when I am there. I need a way out!! Due to the recent decreased value of homes in my area, my Current Appraised value of my home is less than my 2 mortgages. What options do I have? What happens is I allow voluntary forclosure? Will either mortgage company be able to sue me or place a judgement on me. I know my credit will be ruined, but at this point, my health and over all well being means much more to me than my credit rating. What can I do?

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Asked 07/10/2008 12:08 pm CT (Lawrence, KS)

Our house is appraised at $150,000. We owe $97,000 at 6% (30 year). The 5/1 ARM is up next October. We owe $25,000 as a HELOC and the remaining $25,000 as a home improvemnt loan from our bank. We would like to refinance the entire amount into a 30 year fixed rate. However, both Countrywide and our bank will not refinance unless we pay off the balance of the others loan. We have two cars paid off and less than $10,000 in unsecured debt. Our gaol is to get rid of the HELOC (which we never seem to make up ground on). Any suggestions?

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Asked 04/17/2008 01:18 pm CT (Tolleson, AZ)

I have a pay option arm on my 1st mortgage and I also have a second mortgage on my primary home. My question: Is there any options to get my loan into a fixed rate loan even though the value of the property has dramatically dropped?

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