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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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Fannie Mae explains 6 ways to push borrowers to refi

Time is running out
The FHFA continues to drill into homeowners that the Home Affordable Refinance Program and the Home Affordable Modification Program are not scams. To help push borrowers along, Robert Koller, director of credit risk management with Fannie Mae, gave six quick facts that could make all the difference to getting people to refinance.
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