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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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HARP to extend until 2016?

Falls in line with HAMP
At the end of June, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced the extension of HAMP until at least Dec. 31, 2016. Now there is debate over whether or not the same extension will be applied to HARP.
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FHFA: Are you eligible for HARP?

Chart shows massive amount of eligible borrowers left
In the first quarter of 2014, the number of mortgages refinanced through the program was 76,930. Meanwhile, in the state of Florida alone, there are 82,435 loans eligible for HARP now. But the FHFA is quickly shifting into overdrive to change this.
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3 million refis and counting

The Home Affordable Refinance Program passes a milestone
Demand for the Home Affordable Refinance Program continued to trickle as mortgage rates climbed higher after June 2013. But just how much did this affect refinance volume in 2013?
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Is Obama even going to talk about housing reform tonight?

Don't get your hopes up ...
Whenever President Obama gives a major speech – such as tonight’s State of the Union address – housing analysts wonder if this will be the year when the president finally puts housing and mortgage finance issues center stage, declaring bold and brave new initiatives on the housing front. But don't get your hopes up. It remains one of the more ignored issues of our time.
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Falling rates boost HARP-refi demand

Two million borrowers remain HARP-eligible
More than two million homeowners remain eligible for the government's Home Affordable Refinance Program, making them a significant share of the market as refi volumes drop.
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