Thursday, July 7, 2011

Refinancing problems? here is a suggestion...

Are you trying to refinance but you cannot because your equity is too low?

This is the classic catch 22 in which you cannot take advantage of great rates because the bank’s appraisal is too low.

The HARP refinancing program is addressing precisely this need. HARP: Home Affordable Refinance Program, administered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Good News !!
Set to expire June 30, 2011, this program has been extended one year. In 2010, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac purchased or guaranteed more than 6.8 million refinanced mortgages. Of this total, 621,800 were HARP refinances with Loan-To-Values between 80 percent and 125 percent !! This is more than 3 times the number in 2009.
Some limitations apply of course, but fairly reasonable.  One of them, for instance, is that you need to spend more than 31% of your pre-tax income on your mortgage payment. (thank you Nicolas!  ;-)  for the input). Check out the details on the Freddie Mac web site, or the Fannie Mae web site:  Fannie Mae web site.

Another program worthy of noting if you have financial problems: the "Making Home Affordable" Program.

Thanks for reading!
Francis

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2 comments:

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