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VOL. 127 | NO. 91 | Wednesday, May 09, 2012

BofA Initiates Home Loan Modification Offers

ALEX VEIGA | AP Real Estate Writer

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bank of America says it has begun contacting some its customers who may qualify to have their home loans reduced as part of a multistate settlement over alleged foreclosure abuses.

The bank said Tuesday that some of those more than 200,000 customers potentially in line for a reduction in the principal balance on their mortgage should receive letters about the program beginning this week.

Among the criteria to qualify, borrowers must owe more on their home than the property is worth.

The lender and four other major banks settled the foreclosure abuse allegations in February.

Most of the $25 billion settlement is earmarked for reducing loans for about 1 million U.S. households that owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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PROPERTY SALES 73 220 17,575
MORTGAGES 83 246 22,897
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 33 4,462
BUILDING PERMITS 206 514 41,739
BANKRUPTCIES 52 176 16,568
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 50 5,751
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