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My Wife and I are underwater on our home. We have been late on our mortgage recently.

We make decent money and are finally about to get out of debt soon. As stated above, we have been late on our mortgage in the last few months with Wells Fargo but we always make good. It seems like my Wife and I are doing too good to get any real help. We have asked for assistance from Wells many times but to no avail they are not interested in really helping us lower our mortgage. We need some direction and advice. Thank you
  • February 01 2012 - Bensenville
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  • March 13 2012
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Wells Fargo is very strict. I think they are a bit cranky because they were sort of forced into the bailout since they really didn't have a need for one but anyhow, that sort of helps the borrowers in where WellsFargo has to atleast consider a HAMP mod.  See a reputable attorney that specializes in Foreclosure Solutions to help you. It's not impossible to obtain if you make enough income.

  • February 09 2012
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Wells Fargo is one of the worst to deal with when YOU need help.  You should talk to an attorney that deals with loan modifications (I can recommend a few) or consider a short sale.  The nice thing about a short sale you can usually get Wells to give you some time to sell.  Make no mistake though, foreclosure is one sided and Wells is like bull.  Talk to them and let them know that if you do not get some assistance you are either going to have to do a short sale or let them foreclose. They do not want anymore vacant properties so hopefully they will give you some options.  If you do have to go with a short sale stick with an experienced shor sale agent. The will make sure all of your expenses (ie attorney, Realtor fees, title etc.) are paid for by Wells.  Most importatnly, they will set you up with a good attorney to make sure you are protected.  If you need anything else just call me. -John
  • February 02 2012
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Talk to your mortgage company about a possible short sale.
  • February 01 2012
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I think you have to do what you can to talk to Wells about your mortgage. Find out if you can correct the lates on your mortgage if you pay it on time for 6 months or keep it paid a month ahead. Ask them if they will remove the lates from your account.

If they will, you may want to also ask if you can be eligible for HARP or another govt sponsored program. There is a list of them here. It is great that you are getting back on track and it is worth asking WF if they can help you move forward.
  • February 01 2012
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Talk to your lender right away to see if you can work this out. I am so sorry to hear of your troubles.
  • February 01 2012
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Yes many of the banks, especially Wells and BOA do little to help people refinance since the Feds bailed them out. IF you have good income and other assets they might not see the need to help you. At minimum they tend not to get interested in your situation until you are 2-4 months behind in payments. Then they start the foreclosure process regardless of what 'mioght' happen later with respect to any refi or short sale.You might check with a couple of agents and get a market analysis of your property to see what the value is.
  • February 01 2012
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There may be some relief for you if the Obama plan is approved by congress.  http://blog.sfgate.com/pender/2012/02/01/new-details-on-refinancing-proposal-for-underwater-loans/    This might allow you to refinance to current rates without a re-appraisal, but there will be stipulations regarding missed mortgage payments that you must have met in order to qualify.  You might review your own payment history and determine how to get to the point of qualifying as soon as possible (assuming it passes).  Other than that, know that you are not alone.
  • February 01 2012
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