What is a HARP Mortgage?
Is your current mortgage underwater? Discover how a HARP refinance can help you to refinance your loan and keep your home. What is a HARP mortgage? In response to the number of foreclosures after the housing bubble burst in 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency started the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). This program was designed to help homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments but are unable to refinance since the amount owed on the loan is more than the value of their home, known as “underwater.” The HARP program is set to expire at the end of 2016 unless Congress intervenes, but that still leaves plenty of time for eligible homeowners to refinance their homes.
How To Get A Mortgage If You’re Not A US Citizen
If you were born outside the US and want to become a homeowner, here’s what challenges to expect and how to overcome them. Citizenship is not necessary to purchase property nor is it necessary to qualify for a home loan. However, getting a loan if you aren’t a “traditional borrower” can prove to be difficult. Here are a few difficulties you may face when trying to find a mortgage loan as an non-citizen, and what to do.