NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) – Several of the big mortgage players are playing Santa Claus again this year, saying they will not evict borrowers in default during the two weeks surrounding Christmas.
Freddie Mac (FMCC) and Fannie Mae (FNMA), the two government-controlled mortgage giants, are freezing all foreclosure evictions on mortgage loans they own or back from Dec. 20 through Jan.3.
Evictions mark the end of the foreclosure process. After the home is sold at foreclosure auction — or banks take possession of the home — owners must leave the property or face eviction notices.
“If the property is occupied, our foreclosure attorneys will suspend the eviction to provide a greater measure of certainty to families during the holidays,” said Anthony Renzi, executive vice president of single family portfolio management at Freddie Mac. Continued…