|FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION FANNIE MAE filed this Form 10-Q on 05/06/2011|
During the first quarter of 2011, approximately two-thirds of our loan modifications were completed under HAMP. During the first quarter of 2011, we initiated approximately 31,000 trial modifications under HAMP compared with 92,000 during the first quarter of 2010. We also initiated other types of loan modifications, repayment plans and forbearances. It is difficult to predict how many of these trial modifications and initiated plans will be completed.
Table 39 displays the profile of loan modifications (HAMP and non-HAMP) provided to borrowers for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and the year ended December 31, 2010.
Table 39: Loan Modification Profile
A significant portion of our modifications pertain to loans with a mark-to-market LTV ratio greater than 100% because these borrowers are typically unable to refinance their mortgages or sell their homes for a price that allows them to pay off their mortgage obligation as their mortgages are greater than the value of their homes. Additionally, the serious delinquency rate for these loans tends to be significantly higher than the overall average serious delinquency rate. As of March 31, 2011, the serious delinquency rate for loans with a mark-to-market LTV ratio greater than 100% was 16%, compared with our overall average single-family serious delinquency rate of 4.27%.
Approximately 65% of loans modified during the first quarter of 2010 were current or had paid off as of one year following the loan modification date. In comparison, 39% of loans modified during the first quarter of 2009 were current or had paid off as of one year following the loan modification date. There is significant uncertainty regarding the ultimate long term success of our current modification efforts because of the economic and financial pressures on borrowers. Modifications, even those with reduced monthly payments, may also not be sufficient to help borrowers with second liens and other significant non-mortgage debt obligations. FHFA, other agencies of the U.S. government or Congress may ask us to undertake new initiatives to support the housing and mortgage markets should our current modification efforts ultimately not perform in a manner that results in the stabilization of these markets.
As we have focused our efforts on distressed borrowers who are experiencing current economic hardship, the short-term performance of our workouts may not be indicative of long-term performance. We believe the performance of our workouts will be highly dependent on economic factors, such as unemployment rates, household wealth and home prices.