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HARP extended into 2017; FHFA plans new refinance program

More than 300,000 homeowners still eligible for HARP
It's not over. Homeowners are yet again getting another chance from the Federal Housing Finance Agency to take advantage of the Home Affordable Refinance Program. The new deadline is now Sept. 30, 2017. But this time around, things are different.
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Obama administration presents a look at life after HAMP

Feds provide a preview of what's next
Time is ticking on the government's Home Affordable Modification Program and Home Affordable Refinance Program, as both will end on Dec. 31, 2016. In a comprehensive report published Monday, the Treasury, HUD, and the FHFA say that while these programs are set to end this year, the government plans to continue working with the mortgage industry on various loss mitigation programs moving forward, but caution that the industry needs to be prepared to do more.
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FHFA: More than 3.4 million homeowners used HARP

A little more than 6 months left
The Home Affordable Refinance Program comes to a close this year. Now the FHFA will put in its last efforts to encourage homeowners to take advantage. But, before we all wave a teary goodbye, here are some stats offering a snapshot of the epic, Federal program.
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Fed’s final push for HARP?

#HARPNow... and then maybe never again
The Federal Housing Finance Agency's Home Affordable Refinance Program is set to expire at the end of 2016. But before it does, the agency will try to reach as many people as possible that can still benefit. There are 367,600 people still eligible, and this new social media campaign should hopefully find them.
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Fannie Mae celebrates 2 million HARP refinances

Marks milestone in mortgage relief efforts
Fannie Mae said Tuesday that it has now helped more than 2 million American households save money, reduce their interest rates, move into more stable loans or shorten their loan terms by refinancing their mortgages under the government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program.
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FHFA: HARP now extended through 2016

Matches HAMP deadline
After industry rumors of an extension over the past year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency finally announced it is extending the Home Affordable Refinance Program until the end of 2016. Will this be the last extension for HARP and HAMP?
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FHFA director Watt answers “What’s going on with HARP?”

Sets industry talks straight
After a town hall meeting on the Home Affordable Refinance Program on Wednesday, the housing market was left questioning if the program would be extended or possibly even expanded. And the industry was quick to ask FHFA Director Mel Watt to clarify at the Goldman Sachs Housing Finance Conference in New York City the next day.
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Next FHFA HARP outreach in Newark

Tries to capture remaining 652,000 eligible borrowers
The Federal Housing Finance Agency continues its tour across the nation to reach homeowners who could benefit from the Home Affordable Refinance Program. This time it will be in Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey, on March 4.
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