Monday, May 28, 2012

Unwitting Borrower Has Home Foreclosed Out From Under Her Despite Three Approved Loan Modifications; 'Sleeping' Servicer: 'We Know Nothing About It!'

In Park City, Utah, KSL-TV Channel 5 reports:

  • Georgene Clotfelter recently hired a realtor to sell her Park City home, but was surprised to find out country records showed she no longer owned it. When she contacted her mortgage lender, Chase Bank, she says a representative told her the bank had no record of a sale.

  • "I don't even want to hear the word bizarre anymore, because everybody I talk to uses the word bizarre," Clotfelter said. "It's stupid. It really is stupid." Having spent decades working in the mortgage finance business, Clotfelter said she's yet to see anything like the mess she finds herself in today.

  • The problems began back in 2009 when she was having trouble making her mortgage payments and began the process of applying for a loan modification. To be eligible for a modification, she said the bank told her to skip mortgage payments, declare hardship, and go into default.

  • Since 2009, Clotfelter says Chase has approved her for three different loan modifications.

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