Home loan modification is one of the options a debtor can do to avoid foreclosure on a property. It is often resorted to by people who are having a hard time paying their monthly mortgage dues. By getting this option, you can negotiate for a longer loan term with lower monthly payments and ask for lower interest rates too. This way your expenses are lessened and you are given a chance to recuperate financially without having to worry about your home being foreclosed.
Banks and creditors usually set up a list of home loan modification requirements for the borrower to comply before a negotiation is made and thereafter approved.
As a basic requirement, you have to fill in an application form with the required data regarding your loan and other required details such as current employment and other sources of income. It is advisable to be honest in doing so because the more the creditor knows about your financial situation the easier it is for him to help you. You also avoid the repercussions if ever they find out about your true financial status.
You might also be suffering currently from some financial hardship. You may be required to make a so-called hardship letter wherein you indicate the legitimate reasons for your financial difficulties attaching some proof in the same letter.
Some banks may also require a few monthly bank statements, completion of a financial analysis form and copies of your tax returns. Also, even though you are having a hard time with the monthly payments at present you must show them that you can get back on your feet in the future and all that you are asking them is a break or time to be able to recover.