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A loan modification isn't a loan. It's not termed a "loan modification loan" -- it's just called a "loan modification."

It works by allowing homeowners and their lenders to negotiate to change the terms of a mortgage, usually to make the payments lower and more affordable to help the borrowers avoid losing the house to foreclosure.

There are a number of ways that borrowers and banks can negotiate for different terms. This list is not exhaustive:

  • Lower the interest rate.
  • Change an adjustable rate mortgage that may increase in a number of months to a fixed rate mortgage with more stable payments.
  • Decrease the amount owed on the principal balance of the loan.
  • Take any missed payments and, instead of requiring they be paid now, add them to the back end of the loan.
  • Extend the term of a loan from 15 years to 30 years, or from 30 years to 40 years in order to lower the monthly payment.



The original mortgage is not replaced with a new one as in a refinance, but changes are made to the functioning of the current loan.

In some cases the loan modification can provide for an increase in the amount of money borrowed.
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What is loan modification?

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Will loan modification hurt?

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Loan modification -fee or no fee?

Do not let anyone charge you an up front fee for a loan modification. Go see you bank and run whatever this proposal is past them.

Who can provide Loan Modification Success?

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How does a loan modification impact the original loan?

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When you get a loan modification do they verify income?

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How do you get loan modification?

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