Friday, September 28, 2012

For Loan Modification Seekers, There are Often Better Options

(San Bruno), (CA) – (August 23, 2012) – For homeowners facing foreclosure, there are a lot of powerful emotions at play. A loan modification, changing the original terms of the loan, can represent an attractive option because it allows the homeowner to stay in their Ingleside Terrace Home.
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There are some truths about loan mods, however, that many homeowners don’t know. “According to studies down by the Department of Housing and Urban Development,” says (de Mesa, CDPE, Clarin Realty Inc.), “over half of the people who get a loan modification end up redefaulting within 6 months.” This coupled with the increasing difficulty in obtaining a loan mod means that they are are often not the an ideal solution for everyone.

“In reality, a loan modification works for people in a very specific set of circumstances. They are people who are normally financially stable, but that have found themselves with a temporary problem that is threatening their home,” said de Mesa. Job loss or an unexpected illness are the most common temporary issues that arise. For homeowners who know that their situation will be fixed in the near future, a loan modification makes sense.

For most people in danger of losing their home, however, these circumstances don’t apply. Their financial issues are often larger and beyond the scope of what a bank will consider for a loan modification. For those homeowners, it is important that they are educated on their options.

A Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Noreleen de Mesa ( ) has intimate knowledge about the many foreclosure alternatives that are available. A Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) is knowledgeable of the entire landscape of foreclosure avoidance options and is distinctly qualified to negotiate with banks and help struggling homeowners regain peace of mind and a sense of stability for the future.

Noreleen de Mesa has developed a free report entitled, “Loan Modification Secrets,” which is accessible from her website,

The report provides a thorough rundown of all of the ways that a short sale is more beneficial to homeowners than foreclosure.

Noreleen C. de Mesa, CDPE, SRES, GRI DRE #01387621
For more information about the CDPE Designation, visit

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