What the mortgage settlement means to you
If you are underwater on your home or struggling to pay your mortgage, you are probably wondering whether you can expect relief under a $25 billion settlement reached by state and federal officials with the nation’s biggest banks.
The short answer is, you probably won’t know right away.
According to details laid out on a new “National Mortgage Settlement” website, the payments and other relief will be made over a three-year period and “borrowers will not immediately know” whether they are eligible.
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