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HARP Enhancements Continue to Bolster Program

Washington, D.C. - November 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its September Refinance Report, which shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans refinanced through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) accounted for nearly one-quarter of all refinances in the third quarter of 2012. More than 90,000 homeowners refinanced their mortgage in September through HARP with more than 709,000 loans refinanced since the beginning of this year. The continued high volume of HARP refinances is attributed to record-low mortgage rates and program enhancements announced last year.

HARP Refinances Continue Surge in First Half of 2012

Washington, D.C. - August 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its June Refinance Report, which shows that one of every three refinances through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were made through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), the highest number since the inception of the program in April 2009. The continued increase in HARP volume is attributed to record-low mortgage rates and program enhancements announced last fall including removal of the loan-to-value (LTV) ceiling for borrowers who refinance into fixedrate loans and the elimination or lowering of fees for certain borrowers

Tierney Statement on Necessary Steps to Help Homeowners Stay in Their Homes

Washington, DC - October 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman John Tierney released the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) decision to enact a series of changes to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (H...

LendingTree Applauds Program Changes for HARP 2.0

CHARLOTTE, NC - October 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Average mortgage rates have dipped slightly week-over-week according to the LendingTree Weekly Mortgage Rate Pulse, which tracks the lowest and average mortgage rates offered by lenders on the LendingTree network.

MBA Welcomes Changes to HARP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) issued the following statement in response to this morning's announcement of changes to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Foreclosure Prevention Actions Double from 2009; HARP Refinancings Increase

Washington, DC - March 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The total number of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac completed foreclosure prevention actions in 2010 more than doubled from one year earlier, according to the FHFA’s Fourth Quarter 2010 Foreclosure Prevention & Refinance Report. Although loan modifications declined for the second consecutive quarter, refinancings through the Home

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac HARP Refinancings Increase in Third Quarter; Performance of Modified...

Washington, DC - December 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Refinancings through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) increased 26 percent in the third quarter of 2010. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan modifications through the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) increased 16 percent in the quarter, although the overall volume of loan modifications and the pace of HAMP modifications declined from previous periods. The data were released in FHFA’s Third Quarter 2010 Foreclosure Prevention & Refinance Report, which includes data on all of the Enterprises’ foreclosure prevention efforts

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.