A Way Out -- Not A Bailout, Expert Howard Dvorkin, Founder of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. Proposes a Solution

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No free ride solution, Howard Dvorkin devises a plan that keeps American's in their homes without relying on a taxpayer bailout. The $700 billion bailout plan does little to avert foreclosures, the root of the crises. Banks and lenders who granted unstable loans should get a 40 percent penalty and consumers should be offered 50+ year mortgage repayment plans.

The housing calamity is at the heart of the problems that our economy is facing right now

America needs a plan that does not reward people for bad behavior and at the same time keep people in their homes, without having taxpayers pick up the tab. Currently nearly $100 billion worth of loans are deemed at risk for foreclosure over the next two years as borrowers with adjustable rate mortgages, see rates adjust. Some borrowers with these loans are being informed now of payment changes and the bulk of those loans will reset in 2010.

"The housing calamity is at the heart of the problems that our economy is facing right now," says Howard Dvorkin, CPA, personal finance expert, author, founder of Consolidated Credit Counseling Services and former consultant to the Resolution Trust Corporation hat focused on bank work-outs in the late 1980s. "Looking at the numbers it seems the average increase in mortgage payments will be 65 percent and payments could jump by as much as 100 percent for some people," he continued.

Until now, the majority of the mortgage crisis was caused by subprime loans -- those with high interest rates made to borrowers with poor credit. However, borrowers at risk now on average had good credit but stretched their budgets with option- ARM loans.

Howard Dvorkin is proposing a viable solution to help solve the mortgage and credit crisis in the United States. "Once mortgages have been taken over by the newly formed government agency, they should only pay the surrendering bank 60 percent of the original loan value. The 40 percent loss from the original lender would be funneled back into the governmental agency to help fund any necessary related expenses. Once the loan is transferred, the homeowners would then be allowed to enter into a 50 or 60 year mortgage at the prevailing interest rate, assuming no negative amortization occurs," said Dvorkin.

"The key is to get the monthly mortgage payment amount similar to when the consumer first took the loan out, before the ARM reset. Extending principal payments over 50 or 60 years, would allow the consumer to be responsible for the principal amount of the original mortgage. This plan would require some tax law modifications but it would keep American's in their homes," continued Dvorkin.

Dvorkin's proposed plan will punish all parties involved. Punishing lenders for giving loans to people who couldn't afford them and those consumers who knew they would not be able to afford the mortgage long-term. Nationwide, there have been 2 million filings this year and RealtyTrac, a company that monitors foreclosure activity, projects 2.5 million additional homes will enter foreclosure over the next year.

Note to Editor:
Howard Dvorkin available for interviews
Contact: April Lewis -Parks 954-377-9344 /Alewis@ConsolidatedCredit.org
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