Letter to the Editor

Work out a deal on mortgages

Monday, January 28, 2008

To the editor:Wake up, people. It would be better to stop foreclosures and leave families in their homes than to have houses sitting empty. Let the owners either pay the interest on the note or pay what they were paying.

Common sense has gone out the window. Mortgage companies have gotten money nuts. There are so many positive ways to work with homeowners rather than put them out of their homes. Ask a builder how fast an empty house starts to go down when nobody lives in it.

So wake up, mortgage companies. Work with people. You might be surprised that it will work.

JAMES TIMBERLAKE, Cape Girardeau