FDIC loan mod plan flawed

Negative equity, repayment among key worries

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"Do you have an opinion about the FDIC plan to jumpstart loan modifications as a way to reduce foreclosures?"

Yes, I admire FDIC, under the leadership of Sheila Bair, for taking the lead in attacking the root source of the financial crisis: the vicious cycle of declining home prices and foreclosures. I share FDIC’s view that the way to break that cycle is to modify mortgage contracts in ways that enable borrowers in distress to return to good standing and stay there — AND to do enough of them to make a difference.