Foreclosure Settlement Could Make Mortgage Refinance Proposal A Reality

Mortgage Refinance Proposal a Reality?? Perhaps.

Federal and state officials have reached a $26 billion foreclosure settlement with five of the largest home mortgage lenders in the country. According to the settlement agreement, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Ally Financial will pay a total of $5 billion each to the states. Foreclosed homeowners will receive a portion of that money while the balance will go to the states. Forty-nine states are involved in the settlement, including Washington (Oklahoma excluded); but the agreement does not bar future criminal prosecution of the home mortgage lenders.
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