Posts Tagged: ‘HARP’

Refinance with HARP before Mortgage Rates Increase

March 19, 2015 Posted by kingcade

The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) is a program that was set up in 2009 to assist struggling homeowners in refinancing their homes- reducing mortgage payments by an average of $3,000 a year. It has also allowed homeowners to pay their mortgages off faster. Taking advantage of the benefits HARP has to offer can reduce your monthly mortgage payments and pay your mortgage off in less time.

How do you know if you qualify for HARP? If your mortgage is $625,000 or less, you most likely qualify for the program. HARP was created by the Government as a way to help the economy recover from the recession. Homeowners who have refinanced through HARP have saved an average of $250 a month. But you must act NOW!  These valuable benefits are set to expire at the end of this year.

Click here to read more about how to reduce your mortgage payments through HARP.

Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

HARP: The Government Refinance Program the Banks Don’t want you to know about

February 10, 2015 Posted by kingcade

Despite being launched in 2009, less than 0.5% of people have taken advantage of the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). Few people know about it and even less know how to use it. HARP is designed to help homeowners obtain a more affordable, stable mortgage. It provides a bailout to help millions of homeowners save a significant amount of money by lowering their mortgage payments. Those who have taken advantage of the program have reduced their mortgage payments by as much as $3,000 a year.

The program expires in 2015, but there’s still time to get signed up. If you qualify and refinance through HARP, you may be able to take advantage of a number of significant benefits, including:

• Eliminating up to 15 years of mortgage payments and interest;

• Changing to a lower monthly payment;

• Refinancing at historically low rates.

Banks do not want you to benefit from the program, because it allows homeowners to switch lenders, taking millions out of their pockets and putting it back into the pockets of everyday people. If you feel like your mortgage interest rate is too high with your current lender, it probably is. HARP can help you switch to a new lender, one prepared to offer you today’s low rates, and you could save big. HARP is a government program and is totally free, so you have nothing to lose.

Click here to see if you qualify.

Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

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Extension of HARP Means More Time to Refinance!

May 9, 2013 Posted by kingcade

A two-year extension has been allotted for the government-sponsored Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). This is great news for underwater homeowners! HARP was set to expire at the end of 2013; however, according to the Housing Finance Agency, it will now extend through 2015 giving underwater homeowners more time to refinance.

By qualifying for HARP, underwater homeowners can expect to see their mortgage rates drop to as low as 4 percent. During the fourth quarter of 2012, 39.6 percent of mortgages in South Florida were worth less than what was owed. Although this number was down from 47 percent a year ago, this is still much higher than the national average. Not only are underwater homeowners at risk of foreclosure, they also cannot sell their property without bringing thousands of dollars to the closing table. According to the FHFA Acting Director, more than two million homeowners have refinanced through HARP. This program not only benefits homeowners, it benefits taxpayers and mortgage companies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

According to the FHFA, in January 56 percent of Florida’s refinances were through HARP. The agency is planning a national campaign to educate homeowners on the program and how they can take advantage of it before it ends in 2015. In order to qualify, a homeowner’s mortgage must have been sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac before May 31, 2009 and the loan-to-value ratios must be greater than 80 percent.

Click here to read more about the extension of HARP.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-harp-extension-20130427,0,1882210.story

Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the website, Kingcade & Garcia, P.A.

Foreclosures are Returning to Pre-Recession Levels

April 26, 2013 Posted by kingcade

The foreclosure filing rate has been dropping to levels not seen since before the housing market crashed in 2008. These include notices of default, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions. During the first quarter, the levels fell 23 percent from 2012. This is the lowest level since the second quarter of 2007. During March, the banks repossessed fewer than 44,000 homes, compared with September 2010 when the banks repossessed 100,000. RealtyTrac Vice President, Daren Blomquist said he expects to be back to normal foreclosure levels by 2014.

Foreclosure rates have been declining for the past couple of years because homeowners have been seeking alternatives such as filing for bankruptcy or a short sale. Government programs such as the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) have also helped homeowners avoid foreclosure. The $25 billion settlement deal between federal officials and the five largest mortgage lenders have also pushed the banks to agree to help struggling homeowners. As a result, the largest percentage of the foreclosure activity in the country is occurring in areas that are suffering severe economic problems and no longer in mid to upper-class neighborhoods. Many Americans who are now dealing with foreclosure are those who have recently been laid off or filed for divorce from their spouse.

Click here to read more on foreclosures returning to pre-recession levels.

Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified Miami foreclosure defense attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Miami foreclosure defense attorney Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the website, Kingcade & Garcia, P.A.

Homeowners Turning Down Refinancing Options

March 6, 2013 Posted by kingcade

Since the housing market crashed in 2008, millions of Americans were left underwater on their mortgages. Last year, the federal government began installing programs to help underwater homeowners. One of the programs that was set in place in 2010 but revised several times since, the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) was specifically designed to help homeowners who were underwater on their mortgages but still current on their mortgage payments. The changes made to HARP last year made it much easier for homeowners to qualify. Since these changes were made, mortgage lenders have aggressively tried to let underwater borrowers know about this opportunity to save money by refinancing, however few homeowners are taking the bait.

Mortgage originator, Quicken Loans, says that only about 25% of their qualifying homeowners have actually refinanced. The federal government and mortgage originators believe that homeowners are not taking advantage of the program because they are wary of being “bitten” again. The wounds from all of those who fell victim to no-money-down loans and balloon payments have left many borrowers cautious of any offers made by lenders. Analysts say that it is a shame that so few borrowers are refinancing through HARP since it was specifically designed to reward good borrower behavior.

To read more on this story visit: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/02/15/mortgage-refi-borrowers/

Choosing the right attorney can make the difference between whether or not you can keep your home. A well-qualified attorney will not only help you keep your home, but they will be able to negotiate a loan that has payments you can afford. Foreclosure defense attorney, Timothy Kingcade has helped many facing foreclosure alleviate their stress by letting them stay in their homes for at least another year, allowing them to re-organize their lives. If you have any questions on the topic of foreclosure please feel free to contact me at (305) 285-9100. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.