President Obama's housing plan encourages banks to modify mortgages to help homeowners stave off foreclosure. However, the nation's 14 largest banks reported that more than half of the loans they modified last year were delinquent again after just six months. But several small mortgage companies, which have more experience with modifications, say that less than 25 percent of their modified loans became delinquent again. Vikas Bajaj wrote about this for our partner, The New York Times, in today's paper and he joins us now.
For more, read Vikas Bajaj's article, Modifying Mortgages Can Be Tricky
in today's New York Times.
Listen to our earlier segment on the housing plan
with personal finance adviser Alvin Hall.