Finally, a Voluntary Loan Modification That Makes Sense

I have gone over numerous loan modification proposals sent to my clients recently. In almost every case, the proposed modification makes no sense and you know the client will end back in the same situation in about 6 months. (One exception is modifications obtained through litigation.) However, I just saw a loan modification from Wachovia that actually made sense. It had principal reduction of about 20%, interest only payments for about 10 years and then a fully amortized principal and interest payment for the next 30 years. Congratulations to Wachovia Mortgage for doing at least one reasonable loan modification.