Failed loan mod? Try again

REThink Real Estate

Q: I worked with an attorney and applied for a loan modification. After about six months of making no payments, the bank gave me a three-month trial modification with a lower payment under the Making Home Affordable program.

I made all three payments on time, and have continued to make the reduced payment for the four months since the trial modification ended. I have called the bank dozens of times over the last four months, and they kept saying that the modification was still being reviewed.

I just got a letter in the mail saying that the modification was declined because my "income documentation was insufficient"! What do I do now?