Patent Number: 8,577,793

Title: Multi-variable, multi-party auction and process to prop-up underwater mortgages, and stabilize/restore market values

Abstract: Online multi-variable/multi-party auctions coordinate homeowners, mortgage holders, and investors to refinance homes with underwater mortgages, being initiated by homeowner/mortgage holder registration within the website. Registration triggers email invitations with access to personalized bidding platforms. Auctioning comprises bidding for a new total loan amount equaling/exceeding current fair market values, and/or matching interest rate bids by investors, who may risk share therein, with homeowner monthly payment bids. Auction completion requires homeowner, lien holder(s), and investor(s) acceptance, resulting in mutual rescission of original loan agreement(s). Electronic closings create Time-Out Mortgages, which are recorded, and Home Certificates--a hybrid security being a combination promissory note (with additional benefits) and agreement for sharing a "Deferred Recapture Amount," being a difference between the new principal loan amount and prior total home lien amounts. Sharing is tailored at auction according to one of several schemes incentivizing agreement, which drive up housing prices while reducing risk of foreclosure.

Inventors: Hecht; Ira R. (Plainview, NY), Kravitz; Steven D. (New York, NY)


International Classification: G06Q 20/00 (20120101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017