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11 September 2012
It's gotten a lot easier to refinance an underwater mortgage through HARP.
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4 June 2012
Mortgages refinanced under the federal HARP program nearly doubled in the first quarter of the year, following the announcement of new program guidelines last fall.
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4 April 2012
You may have heard that there were some changes made recently to the government's Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).Known as HARP 2.0, the new rules are designed to make it easier for certain homeowners with little or no equity to refinance their mortgages.
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17 March 2012
If you haven't been able to refinance[[sitetree_link,id=13]] your underwater mortgage yet, now might be the time to do it.
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14 March 2012
There's a big change coming in the HARP 2.0 program that will make it easier and faster for homeowners to refinance their underwater mortgages, and possibly save them several hundred dollars as well.
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5 March 2012
Only 5 percent of underwater homeowners are likely to qualify for mortgage principal reductions under the recent $25 billion foreclosure abuses settlement, an economist with the Brookings Institution has calculated.
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10 February 2012
The federal HARP mortgage refinance program can be a huge boon for underwater homeowners.But if you have PMI, there's a little hitch you should know about.
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2 February 2012
The White House has made available details of its newest proposal to help underwater homeowners refinance their mortgages to lower interest rates.Will you be able to qualify?.
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25 January 2012
A program to help homeowners save $3,000 a year by clearing away obstacles to refinancing was proposed by President Obama in last night's State of the Union address.What isn't clear is how that plan might work.
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1 December 2011
December 1 is when lenders are scheduled to begin implementing the new HARP guidelines for refinancing underwater mortgages.But you might not be able to refinance that underwater loan just yet.
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16 November 2011
Homeowners can start applying to refinance their underwater mortgages under new HARP guidelines as soon as Dec.1, according to new program rules released late yesterday.
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24 October 2011
Homeowners will soon be able to refinance their mortgages, no matter how far underwater they are, under new guidelines to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) announced today.
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1 October 2011
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16 August 2011
Does it make sense to pay down your mortgage in order to be able to refinance at today's super-low rates? Is this a good strategy for homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages?.
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9 August 2011
With mortgage rates once again near historic lows, you might be one of the many homeowners who would like to refinance their mortgage.The question is, do you have enough home equity to do it?.
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4 August 2011
What can refinancing a mortgage do for you? Although saving money is the obvious answer, there are a lot of ways to do that, depending on what your personal goals are, and various options for doing so.
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29 July 2011
A proposal put forward by federal regulators to define "safe" mortgages would raise refinancing costs for half the nation's homeowners with home loans, a coalition of industry and other advocacy groups has said.
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15 June 2011
Get a better understanding of the refinance process before you start calling up lenders.
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7 June 2011
The government's Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) posted its second-strongest quarter on record during the first three months of the year, enabling 130,000 homeowners with limited or no equity to refinance their mortgages.
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28 May 2011
Get these documents together before you start the refinance process to streamline your loan.
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