Based on what the FHFA Director says, HARP is not a scam .
It is important to understand what HARP is, HARP stands for Home Affordable Refinance Program. What this program does is it allows homeowner to refinance their properties to get their mortgage payment lowered.
The average person who uses the HARP program can save up to $2,300 a year.
That also says, if they are going to save money why are they not using it? Based on what the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency said, people are just not believing it, they are not trusting their lenders. They think it’s a scam so they don’t go and pursue it.
The Refi program is real. It gives a benefit to homeowners that are trying to lower their payment.
The HARP program extends for another 2 years, so it is something you should take advantage of. There have been 3.1 million mortgages that have been refinanced under the HARP program as of to date.
I want you to know that if you are in a mortgage and you need help, you need to lower that payment, get in and get information on the HARP program. The Home Affordable Refinance Program.
I want you to read the article below. If you have tried this, or you have had success with this, or you know anything about it give me your 2 cents because that’s mine.
August 25, 2014 4:00PM
There are 800,000 families nationwide that could still benefit from the Home Affordable Refinance Program, Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt said in Atlanta on his nationwide public campaign to urge more borrowers to take advantage of the Home Affordable Refinance Program.
So far, 3.1 million mortgages have refinanced through HARP, but many of the consumers left who can refinance are staying out of the market due to fear.
“HARP is designed to reward those borrowers who are the most committed in this country. This is not a scam,” Watt said.
Watt is making a point to reach out to homeowners he feels could benefit under HARP. But he also wants the mortgage industry to understand why some people still hold trepidations toward the mortgage finance industry.
“As it stands now, people don’t trust their lenders and it’s creating uncertainty. All of this research and anthropological evidence contributes to the downturn. Still there are casualties to this war and the industry would do right to honor that,” Watt said in an exclusive interview with HousingWire magazine. “Today, there’s just a lot of people — and no one pays enough attention to it — who got burned.”
And this is exactly what Watt is trying to combat. “By engaging directly with local community leaders, faith-based organizations, local elected officials and lenders, our goal is to leverage these trusted sources to reach as many ‘in-the-money’ borrowers as we can,” Watt said about the campaign.
“We know that there are hundreds of thousands of borrowers who can still benefit from Home Affordable Refinance Program and are essentially leaving money on the table by not taking advantage of the program,” said Watt.
The FHFA released a new interactive map as well to show the number of estimated in-the-money borrowers eligible for the program across the country. It even dives down to specifics of every zip code, county and metropolitan statistical area in the country.
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