Obtaining a Second Loan Modification – is this Possible?
July 16, 2009
This is a common question that we field here at Loan Mitigation Advocates from prospective clients. These calls typically come from borrowers who went through the loan modification process with another modification company or used the lender directly and had insignificant results. In most cases, these borrowers were unhappy with the result of the granted modification. The modifications created little to no impact on their monthly payment and in some cases raised the monthly payment. We do receive a smaller percentage of calls that come from individuals who received just an adequate modification. However, since the time of the granted modification these individuals have fallen under more dire circumstances and need a further reduction to take place.
The bottom line answer to the question of whether another loan modification is possible is that it depends. All loan modification agreements are not created equal. They are different and the need to thoroughly understand your contract is critical. Primarily, you are looking for any verbage that restricts your ability to obtain another loan modification. If there appears to be nothing in writing within the contract, the next step is to contact the lender directly to see if they have any internal policy that prohibits a second loan modification within a certain period of time. If a restriction exists, the period of time that needs to elapse before another modification can be granted is typically around 1 year.
At Loan Mitigation Advocates, we do not accept advanced fees and we would be happy to look into this situation for you. We are focused on working with the lender to obtain a long-term solution that benefits you, the borrower. The mediocre quick fix or a temporary band-aid for your financial situation is not what we are after. As an operating goal at Loan Mitigation Advocates, we seek to secure a loan modification for our clients that is impactful enough to alleviate the need for a second modification down the road.