Has your Minneapolis area home LOST VALUE? HARP 2.0 can help you refinance!

Has your Minneapolis area home LOST VALUE? HARP 2.0 can help you refinance!

Minneapolis, MN:  What is HARP? HARP stands for Home Affordable Refinance Program, an initiative from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to assist homeowners whose homes are now worth less than what they owe.  And just recently, new enhancements to the program were announced, making refinancing options available again to an estimated one million more homeowners.

If you are a responsible homeowner but the current marketplace loan-to-value (LTV) requirements and need for a new appraisal have made it difficult or impossible for you to refinance at today’s record low interest rates, lenders may be able to help you without needing a new appraisal or meeting previous LTV requirements.

The HARP “Special Refinance Program,” is designed to help up to 9 million American families refinance their loans to a payment that is affordable now and into the future. This program is aimed at helping responsible homeowners “refinance” their loans to take advantage of historically low interest rates. Here are some common Questions and Answers about the Refinancing Initiative in the program.

You may be eligible for a HARP 2.0 refinance if:

  1. The mortgage must be owned or guaranteed by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae.
  2. The mortgage must have been sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac on or before May 31, 2009.
  3. The mortgage cannot have been refinanced under HARP previously unless it is a Fannie Mae loan that was refinanced under HARP from March-May, 2009.
  4. The current loan-to-value (LTV) ratio must be greater than 80%.
  5. The borrower must be current on the mortgage at the time of the refinance, with no late payment in the past six months and no more than one late payment in the past 12 months.

If you answered YES to these questions, Click HERE to Apply for a HARP Refinance in the Minneapolis, MN area.

 


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