At Countrywide, Option ARM Woes Mount

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In an effort to help borrowers with Countrywide subprime and option-ARM mortgages avoid foreclosure, Bank of America created its National Homeownership Retention Program (NHRP), providing mortgage.

BofA Gets Its Countrywide Deal, for Better or Worse. By Dealbook. and will stop making so-called option-ARM mortgage loans.. the liability side could dwarf that amount..if bank of america can dodge the legalities based on their assumption of countrywide’s legal woes, and only their.

Deutsche Bank’s Rreef real-estate arm. said Ireland, Spain and the U.K. were close. but the actual amount of liquidity has not changed." Cold Calculations: Countrywide’s Exit Strategy Leaves.

OCC: Number of loans in foreclosure reaches a three-year low The sooner borrowers reach out for help, the more options they have, and the more likely foreclosure may be avoided." Mr. Dugan noted that in half of all foreclosures, lenders say borrowers do not make contact with them. Yet, more than one-third of those who reach out for assistance are successful in finding alternatives to foreclosure.

I know three persons (one frinend, two co-workers) who bought houses on 2005, 100%financing, Option ARM in Murrieta , CA. After one year teaser monthly payment based on 1% rate expired and all of them refinanced with another Option ARM, but of course balance on the new loans are about $20K bigger than the first loan due to negative amortization.

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So basically, in so many words, if the financial markets completely collapse and Countrywide runs out of money, the company has a chance of going bankrupt. Not exactly groundbreaking news, and that’s why I brought this up a week ago, knowing that Countrywide wasn’t exempt from the woes felt by every other lender in the industry.

That compares with an average option-ARM delinquency rate of 2.56% for the industry as a whole and is the highest of six companies analyzed by UBS.. Among option ARMs held in its own portfolio, 5.7% were at least 30 days past due as of June 30, the measure Countrywide uses. That’s up from 1.6% a year earlier.

Loans written by Countrywide and many other Lenders over the past few years, to include, "Stated Income loans" and "Option Arm" loans, are simply not desired on the secondary market right now, due to "poor performance." In a nutshell, "poor performance" translates to mortgage lates, notice of defaults and foreclosures.

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