HARP Loan Refinancing
The Federal Government has issued a new program in which homeowners who owe more than their home's value can now refinance their loans. Designed to help homeowners take advantage of lower rates, this program now opens doors for those with good credit, and a good credit history to apply to refinance.
For details on Harp Loan refinancing call Kenneth D. Pitts at 610-345-9100.
The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) issued by the federal government assists homeowners in refinancing their mortgages. Mortgages must be backed by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae in order for homeowners to qualify.
In a climate where homeowners have refinanced at rock bottom rates, those with homes that have decreased in value haven't had many options for refinancing. Especially when they haven't any equity in their homes. But the HARP program creates a way for homeowners with or without equity to qualify for a home refinance when they are "upside down" on their mortgages.
Not sure if your loan is guaranteed by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae? Contact us on 610-345-9100 and we'll check your loan for you.
Qualifying for HARP
Wondering if you qualify for the HARP program? Here are a few guidelines...
- The mortgage MUST be owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
- The mortgage MUST have been sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac on or before May 31, 2009.
- The mortgage CANNOT have been refinanced under HARP previously unless it is a Fannie Mae loan that was refinanced under HARP from March-May, 2009.
- The current loan-to-value (LTV) ratio MUST be greater than 80%
- The borrower MUST be current on the mortgage at the time of the refinance, with no late payment in the past six months and no more than one late payment in the past 12 months.
- You have a reasonable ability to pay the new mortgage payments.
- The refinance improves the long term affordability or stability of your loan.
How do I apply for HARP?
Applying for HARP is as simple as contacting our mortgage office in Lincoln University. We'll first ask to see your current mortgage statement to determine if your loan is backed by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae.
Then, we'll have you fill out a loan application that will give us all of the information that we need to determine if you qualify for the loan. Refinancing through a HARP loan takes the same process as any refinance, and we'll need to pull your credit history, current income, past payment history, etc. Begin gathering tax statements and pay stubs for the process.
As loan specialists who perform HARP loans, we'll walk you through each step of the process.
We were first time home buyers and it was very scary territory! The second I walked into Ken office Kim made me feel so comfortable! Ken was so great at explaining everything to use and him and Jackie were so thorough and professional! The whole team is so great I would recommend them to anyone!
Ken and his team we awesome to work with. You all made this process so easy. Thank you for all you did to make our dreams come true. I will recommend them to everyone I know.
Ken and his colleagues were very easy to work with to finance the purchase of our new house. Everyone was friendly and efficient and Ken was a great resource for questions about the process. He was able to get our pre-qualification letter out the same day we needed it. Once we were under contract, at his recommendation, we locked in our rate at a great time and there was no drama in the closing process. We were able to do all the paperwork online--no messing with fax machines or dropping physical papers off anywhere. We would definitely work with Ken again.
Ken and his team are a pleasure to work with! He was always happy to help and answer any questions we had and keeping in contact every step of the way.
We only had just over a month for have our loan ready. Ken assured us it would be ready. From start of the process to the closing, the process was seamless. Ken's team was efficient, knowledgable and helpful the enter time. They assisted us with everything that was needed and kept us informed the entire time. I would recommend Ken and his team to anyone needing a mortgage.
Ken and his team have been great throughout my house purchase. They are always available and help you understand every step of the process. I would highly recommend!
My husband and I just purchased a house, we are first time home buyers, and Ken was excellent to work with. He was very professional and timely in providing us with the information we needed to successfully secure our mortgage. There were no last minute surprises, everything went very smoothly. I would definitely recommend Ken.
Mr. Pitts and his team were swift to support my fiance and I during every step of our housing process. He was courteous and swift to get in touch with us whenever we had questions, and professional even during negotiation over interest rates. If you go to the table with Ken, he will make sure you have the necessary financial backing to complete your purchase, without awkward issues arising during closing.
Ken recently assisted us with the purchase of our first home. Ken and his team were extremely helpful and informative throughout the entire process. I can not think of one negative thing to be said and very grateful for the professionalism, knowledge and experience that Ken brought to the table. Ken and his team assured that all necessary steps were completed well before settlement and the morning of settlement went through without a hitch. Ken also personally attended settlement with us and answered any questions that we had. A truly great guy and professional!
Ken and his team did a great job for my family on a very tight closing deadline. They kept us on track throughout the process. I would recommend them 100%!