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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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 73 391 11,120
MORTGAGES 88 481 13,903
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,278
BUILDING PERMITS 198 969 24,034
BANKRUPTCIES 54 288 8,432
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 126 3,771
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 67 536 13,457
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