Home Servicing Mortgage

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When you get a mortgage, you may think that the lender will hold and service your loan until you pay it off or sell your home. That’s often not the case. In today’s market, loans and the rights to service them often are bought and sold. In many cases, the company that you send your payment to is not the company that owns your loan.

A home is one of the most expensive purchases you’ll make, so it’s important to know who is handling your payments and that your mortgage account is properly managed. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, wants you to know what a mortgage servicer does and what your rights are.

Mortgage Servicers: Their Responsibilities; Your Rights

A mortgage servicer is responsible for the day-to-day management of your mortgage loan account, including collecting and crediting your monthly loan payments, and handling your escrow account, if you have one. The servicer is who you contact if you have questions about your mortgage loan account.

Escrow Accounts

An escrow account is a fund held by your servicer that you pay into for property taxes and homeowners insurance. Your escrow payment typically is part of your monthly mortgage payment. The servicer then uses your escrow account to pay your taxes and insurance as they become due during the year. If you do not have an escrow account, you must make those payments on your own.

If your mortgage servicer administers an escrow account for you, federal law requires the servicer to make escrow payments for taxes, insurance and any other escrowed items on time. Within 45 days of establishing the account, the servicer must give you a statement that clearly itemizes the estimated taxes, insurance premiums and other anticipated amounts to be paid over the next 12 months, and the expected dates and totals of those payments.

The mortgage servicer also is required to give you a free annual statement that details the activity of your escrow account, showing, for example your account balance and reflecting payments for your property taxes, homeowners insurance and other escrowed items.

Transfer of Servicing

If your loan is transferred to a new servicer, you generally get two notices: one from your current mortgage servicer; the other from the new servicer. In most cases, your current servicer must notify you at least 15 days before the effective date of the transfer, unless you received a written transfer notice at settlement. The effective date is when the first mortgage payment is due at the new servicer’s address. The new servicer must notify you within 15 days after the effective date of the transfer.


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Homeowners Rise Above Water on Mortgages

2013-02-25 15:10:15 by SadRenter44

Fewer U.S. homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are currently worth, according to a new report from online real estate company Zillow. Nearly two million came out from underwater in 2012, and Zillow analysts estimate another one million more will see positive home equity in 2013.
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Looking for home owners who are AHMSI customers

2009-01-31 10:51:23 by skorpio1104

Sorry about disturbing your forums!!! But I am looking for homeowners who are American Home Mortgage Servicing customers, with adjustable rate mortgages. I have discovered a scam this company is running, and I need as many homeowners as I can get to prove this, and possibly start a class action lawsuit. If you are one of them, or you know of someone who is, please email me to: mistiqualisus@yahoo.com
If you are interested in this new kind of scam, you can also email me. (I will not ask you for any personal information!)
Thank you all!
Judith

I have a Bank of America mortgage

2010-10-08 11:29:20 by dontknowmuchatall

They were great in the process, handled my loan in < 3 weeks, gave me a good rate for the time, no fees (actually paid me $300 to take the loan).
When they shifted my mortgage to their subsidiary same as Iota, they sent me a letter explaining the account number would change and that there would be an overlap in charges the first month, it would look strange, but everything would settle fine.
It happened exactly like they said.
Instead of writing a check to Bank of America every month, I now write it to Band of America Home Loan Servicing. I've had no issues.

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BiblioGov Housing: Weaknesses in Servicing and Accounting for Home Mortgages Held by HUD: Fgmsd-79-41
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