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HARP Loans Continue Outperforming Pre-Crisis Mortgages

According to a new report by Moody’s Investor Service, Freddie Mac loans refinanced under the Home Affordable Refinance Program will continue to outperform pre-crisis Freddie loans that did not enter the program, but will also continue to lag behind post-crisis ...

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Refinance Volumes Increased in November 2017

More borrowers refinanced through FHFA’s HARP program in November on the back of mortgage rates that remained lower in October 2017, according to an FHFA report.

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Fourth Time’s the Charm?

The FHFA has extended the deadline for HARP three times, but Thursday they extended it once more. Will this be the last time, or are there still more homeowners to help?

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HARP Refinances Recover from Previous Spike

The drop in HARP refinance volume follows a spike in Q3 and Q4 2016. The FHFA reports that borrowers completed 13,425 refinances through the Home Affordability Refinance Program (HARP) in Q1 2017, bringing the total amount of HARP refinances to 3,461,096. Of all refinances that quarter, HARP represented 3 percent.

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FHFA Reports Drops In Refinances

According to a report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, total Refinance volume has dropped as mortgage rates have risen. In February 2017, borrowers completed 4,198 refinances through HARP, and since HARP’s inception in 2009, the program has made 3,456,422 refinances. HARP represented three percent of total refinance volume, and six percent of loans refinanced through HARP had a loan-to-value ratio greater than 125 percent.

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Refinance Volume Down As Rates Increase

According to the report, approximately 13,220 refinances were completed through HARP, bringing total refinances through HARP from the inception of the program to over three million.

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HARP Extended; FHFA Offers High LTV Refi Option

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Thursday it will be extending its Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) until September 30, 2017.

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