If your mortgage is making your financial life more difficult than you expected, you can get assistance through a program called HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program). HARP eligibility is easy to determine as there are several factors that can affect whether or not you can get help with your mortgage. If you want to lower your payments and are a responsible homeowner, there are several things that you can do to help with determining your eligibility for this program.

Refinance Today and Save!

 

How Can HARP Help You?

The HARP website is an excellent resource to help with obtaining information about what you need to do to get started down the path to financial relief. The basic qualifications are that you be caught up on your home payments with no late charges on your credit in the last six months, that your home meet certain residency requirements such as it being your primary residence, secondary residence or a business residence, your loan must be through the Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae loan programs, you have to have gotten your loan before May 21, 2009, and your LTV ratio must be more than 80%. These are fairly common factors in people who have purchased a home and are fairly easy to meet and prove. If you aren’t sure who owns your loans, you can use handy tools on the HARP website to look up your loan originator. This page is designed to help homeowners as much as possible. Even if you have applied for HARP before and have been denied, the many changes that have been made to the program in the last few years have made it much easier to get approved, so it is worth it to try again. Refinance Today and Save!

Government Housing Assistance

 

In order to get HARP started, it is necessary to fill out and turn in an application. After that, you have to get the application approved, and then go through a closing process, similar to the one that happens when you close on a house initially. After gathering your financial documents and information, a call to your mortgage company is necessary. If they are a participant in the HARP program, they should have all of your information on hand, so the process is easy to go through in most cases. If your loan company doesn’t accept HARP, it may be time to consider switching companies so that your options are made more abundant. Most lenders are more than willing to keep your account in good standing in any way that they can, so the application and closing processes for the HARP program are often expedited with most lenders. Refinance Today and Save!

 

For most people who owe more than their home’s worth in mortgage payments, it is a huge benefit to refinance and to get lower payments every month. Though it seems daunting, there are ways to make the process easier, such as being prepared before even making the initial call to your lender or your mortgage company, making sure you are with a company that takes the HARP program, and by being assertive. If you aren’t approved the first time, try again. You an always get a second opinion on your finances, especially when it is in your best interest to do so.

Have you tried A FHA Loan?

 

The HARP website contains many resources to help get the process started. For instance, there is an eligibility determining tool, which can knock out a great deal of groundwork beforehand. Harp.gov also has a LTV calculator and a link to a page that can help determine what your new rate for your payments will be. There are useful tools that can help with contacting your lenders and with making sure that you are not getting lured into a scam by an outside company that might not be quite as reputable. Many companies try to charge fees or make you make payments through their site rather than through an actual mortgage company, and that is fraudulent, so be careful. If your mortgage company does not authorize an action regarding your financial assets, do not do it. The HARP program is there to help you and to make life easier where an otherwise overwhelming monthly payment stands in the way of your ability to enjoy life. follow these guidelines, use the website and its tools, and take your financial freedom back.

 

Understanding Federal Grants (Part 2)
 In the last issue we talked about how the federal grant system works and how you can make it work for you. In this issue we are going talk about exactly who's eligible to apply for federal grant money. The simple fact is that almost everyone is eligible...
Car Loans Approved Today!
Drivers will be excited to hear that the cost of a vehicle has started a downward plunge making it even easier to get the car loans you have always wanted. According to predictions by GasBuddy, the average price for a gallon of gasoline is set to fall...
You Can Save Money on Your Monthly Bills By Reading These Tips
When you add up the total cost of your monthly utility bills, you may be astounded by how expensive utilities can be. This may be particularly true during peak usage months in the height of summer and in the dead of winter. You and your family...
“Believe in The Power of 3”
The number 3 is the first number to which the meaning “All” was given. It is the number of the whole as it contains the beginning, a middle, and an end. When you raise the number 3 to a second power, it simply magnifies everything you already have and...
Best Way to Build Your Credit Rating
In today’s world, credit can be easily destroyed. If you are young and entering the adult world, you may not always understand how to maintain a great credit rating. Often, you do not qualify for a loan or credit card due to having no credit. Lapses in employment or...
Tips for Insurance Discounts
Home insurance and automobile insurance might be must-haves, but it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg to have the appropriate coverages. There are things you can do to get discounts on your homeowners insurance and automobile insurance. Here are...
Is Rent to Own Housing An Option?
Rent to own housing is a popular term that should be carefully considered. It can be an agreement between owner and seller to rent or lease a property until it is paid in full. The plan can work several different ways, some have zero deposits and no...
Public Assistance Study
 According to a new public assistance study conducted by the University of Illinois and the University of California-Berkeley, a overwhelming majority of fast food worker's families are enrolled in one or more public assistance programs. These programs...
5 Ways to Keep Your House During A Market Crash
Anyone paying attention to the housing market in the Los Angeles area knows that home prices have been at record highs. National Mortgage News suggests that this could be a housing bubble about to burst, and a decline in home prices and an increase in mortgage...
Five Great Resources for Working from Home
 There have been thousands of people watching “Good Morning America” who have sent us messages thanking us for helping them make the money while working from home. For anyone who hasn’t yet taken the leap forward but feel as though you might be ready,...
Applying and Making Phone Calls to Potential Employers
Applying and Making Phone Calls to Potential Employers Applying to Places Not Hiring: A Wise Move or Not? Are you in desperate need of a job? If you are currently unemployed or if you truly think that your current job is making you “crazy,” you may be due for a new...
A VA Home Loan Can Help You Get Affordable Housing
 Ever since the housing market collapse, lenders have tightened the requirements to qualify for loans. If you don't have the required credit score or enough for a 20 percent down payment, it will be difficult to secure qualification for a conventional...
How Does Renting to Own Really Work?
 In the years leading up to the financial crisis of 2007-08, the renting to own model — in which tenants/buyers have an option to purchase the house or condo they’re renting from their landlord/seller— was mostly offered by individual homeowners. In the...
How The New Budget will Impact SNAP
How The New Budget will Impact SNAP  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) assists lower-income families to purchase food in order to prevent hunger. The program also provides economic benefits to communities. The proposed budget for 2018...
Low Income Families and Educational Help
Low Income Families and Educational Help It is a common perception that only the most gifted students are eligible for grants and scholarships to get them through the final phases of their education, and this then gives rise to the popular thought that those residing...
How Do You Repair Your Credit Score?
How Do You Repair Your Credit Score? You may be bombarded with ads for businesses telling you they can help fix your credit. Many companies say they have some kind of proven method for improving your credit score. However, you should first follow this advice and see...
Are Discount Stores Really A Bargain?
It seems like dollar stores and other various discount stores are becoming a common retailer in most areas. Can these discount stores really offer you a bargain or do they just sell poor quality items? In my opinion, there are plenty of great bargains to be found in...
Save Money When Grocery Shopping
 It is a good idea to be aware of the amount of money that we spend on items when we go grocery shopping on a regular basis. When times are tough, it is this knowledge that can help us to survive on less income than usual, which can help in a big way if we...
Run A Background Check When Applying for Jobs!
 Social media is everywhere in the air around us today. Hence it is natural for you to assume you can handpick and choose what you want your employees to see. Most people therefore imagine that once they clean up their Facebook wall and delete those...
How To Find Good Insurance Companies
 Insurance is a part of life whether you’re looking to protect your life, home, or automobile. All insurance companies are not equal. Working with a good insurance company is just as, if not more, important as having coverage. Here are four things to keep...

Subscribe

Family Picnic

Enter Your Email for Best Results

Due to the overwhelming response, please enter your name and email to ensure the proper search results.

You Are On Your Way!

Family Picnic

Enter Your Name and Email for Best Results

Due to the overwhelming response, enter your email for best results. Look for your free ebooks from New Flex Career!

You Are On Your Way!

Family Picnic

Enter Your Email for Best Results

Due to the overwhelming response, please enter your name and email to ensure the proper search results.

You Are On Your Way!

Family Picnic

Enter Your Email for Best Results

Due to the overwhelming response, please enter your name and email to ensure the proper search results.

You Are On Your Way!

Family Picnic

Enter Your Email to Receive New Assistance Updates

Due to the overwhelming response, please enter your name and email to ensure proper results.

Thank You! You will now receive the latest assistance updates!

Pin It on Pinterest

The More You Share. The More We Can Help!

Share these posts & pages with friends!