The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) will be extended to September 30, 2017, continuing to provide liquidity to support eligible borrowers.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will introduce new high loan-to-value (LTV) ratio same-investor refinance options, scheduled to be available in October 2017. The new options will be for existing loans with LTV ratios exceeding the maximum otherwise allowed, supporting borrowers who are making their payments but are constrained by a high LTV from refinancing. Under the new options, as with HARP, the refinance must provide one of these borrower benefits:
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