In an effort to entice current Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac borrowers to refinance, both agencies have adopted the HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program) program, which was established by the Federal Government. Loans closed and sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac prior to May 31, 2009, are eligible in most cases, as long as the borrower has been making their payments on time. This new refinancing program is not appraisal based.
With softer underwriting guidelines, no LTV (Loan to Value) or CLTV (Combined Loan to Value) requirements, and in many cases no appraisal, making it easier for most borrowers to take advantage of these historically low interest rates. These sites are available to see if you qualify. Go to www.freddiemac.com/mymortgage or http://www.fanniemae.com/loanlookup and check in the Home Affordable Refinance Program for a “property lookup”.
Our Loan Officers are ready to help answer your questions on this recently revised program (HARP 2.0). We can help you determine if the property is eligible and how this program may benefit you. Call us today for more information at 800-217-7334.
More information available on the HARP Website - Department of Treasury