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Brought To You By Fairway: Forbearance Explanation And Its Impact

Forbearance is being talked about everywhere. I wanted to give you the most current information we have on what it means and its possible implications.

What We Know:

  • Is it FREE? – NO
  • What does Forbearance mean?
    • That you may not have to make a mortgage payment for up to 6 months
  • Should someone enter into Forbearance on their mortgage?
    • ONLY if they’re experiencing financial hardships due to loss of employment/unforeseen circumstances
    • Pay as much as possible, each month, for as long as possible
  • Will Forbearance impact credit? – NO
  • Are those 6 months of payments forgiven? – NO
  • What happens to those 6 months of payments?
    • 4 options:
      • Reinstatement – At the end of the Forbearance period all of the past payments are due in addition to the current payment
      • Repayment Plan – The missed payments will be divided by 12 and added to the normal monthly payments over the next year
      • Deferment – The missed payments are added to the balance of the existing mortgage
      • Modification – Due to financial hardship, the borrower has to work with their Servicer to modify the terms of their existing mortgage
  • Will Forbearance on an existing mortgage negatively impact clients ability to refinance or purchase a home in the future?
    • YES – Servicers and Lenders have already stated that they will not “buy” loans if borrowers had previously been in Forbearance

If you’re in need of good mortgage counseling, I can connect you with my partner Malcolm at Fairway. Contact Laurel directly.


Where Is The Housing Market Headed in 2020?

  • Some Highlights:

  • Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020!

  • According to CoreLogic, home prices will appreciate at a rate of 5.4% over the course of the year.

  • Experts predict that the number of homes sold next year will be equal to or outpace 2019.
2020 Outlook – Positive