Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed more than 134,000 foreclosure prevention actions in the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

The actions have helped more than 2.1 million borrowers stay in their homes and are detailed in the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s third quarter 2012 Foreclosure Prevention Report, also known as the Federal Property Manager’s Report.

• Year-to-date, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have completed nearly 411,000 foreclosure prevention actions.

• Nearly 38,000 short sales and deeds-in-lieu were completed in the third quarter, up 4 percent compared with the second quarter.


• 45 percent of troubled borrowers who received loan modifications in the third quarter had their monthly payments reduced by more than 30 percent.

• More than one-third of loan modifications completed in the third quarter included principal forbearance.


The foreclosure prevention actions total more than 2.5 million since the start of conservatorship in 2008 with nearly 1.3 million of those actions being permanent loan modifications.

The quarterly report has information on state delinquencies and an updated, interactive Borrower Assistance Map for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages, with information on delinquencies, foreclosure prevention activities and Real Estate Owned properties.

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