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Jun 8, 2008
The Federal Government has stepped in to help people with their mortgages because so many people have defaulted. In fact, so many people are defaulting on their house loans and loans in general that the government is really trying to find ways to relieve the folks out.

Not all homeowners will be eligible for a government bailout, although a large portion will be. In general, there are some banks that are giving borrowers personal loans to cover their back payments on their home loans.

This might sound a little confusing to you, but everyone from the banking sector to the government is doing everything possible to help people catch up on their payments and not default. Nobody has ever received a bailout like this before when they were behind on their mortgage payments, so it is definitely a blessing for those who need a little assistance so they won't lose their home.

If you are behind on your mortgage and aren't sure how you will make your next payment, then you ought to call your bank. Tell them your situation and ask if they have any programs that will assist you.

Banks are hearing this story a lot more frequently these days so it is likely they will have some option to assist you. However, you will never know if your bank is able to help you if you don't call. It is certainly easier to ignore the situation, but all this will get you is losing your house. So, pick up the phone and call your bank.

There is also a Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 that was put in place to assist the families affected most. This Act helps families reduce the amount of their monthly payment so they can afford the payments and avoid foreclosure. It also allows homeowners to refinance their house and not be subject to the higher taxes.

This is really important because it allows homeowners to save money and put it towards their mortgage payment. The Act helps homeowners not pay taxes on any debt forgiveness as a result of house devaluation. With this Act forgiven portions of the debt are not considered income, so they are not taxed.

There have been quite a few people to take advantage of the provisions of this Act and it is highly likely many more will do the same. Nobody wants to default on their home and have it go through foreclosure. But, some of them simply have no other option. This is especially so for those who have high mortgages, but the value of their home has dropped so much that paying 250,000 dollars for a house valued at 160,000 dollars just doesn't make sense to many borrowers.

Who knows what will happen with the home loan crisis. Hopefully, things will get better soon and the banking industry will be back to normal. This does not look to be the case, though, so it is more important than ever for the homeowners and the banks to work together and find a solution to help owners pay and keep the banks from losing so much.
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