Bank of America Starts Mortgage Reduction Effort

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

By Natasha Singer, The New York Times

Bank of America has started sending letters to thousands of homeowners in the United States, offering to forgive a portion of the principal balance on their mortgages by an average of $150,000 each.

The reduction for qualifying homeowners could amount to monthly savings of up to 35 percent on mortgage payments, Bank of America said in a news release on Monday evening.

The principal reduction offers from Bank of America Home Loans are the result ofa $25 billion settlement agreement earlier this year with 49 state attorneys general as well as federal authorities who had been investigating allegations of abuses over the handling of foreclosures.

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Click here to learn more about the National Mortgage Settlement

Published May 7, 2012


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