2 Simple Steps To Determine If You’re Eligible For HARP
Step 1 - Your current existing mortgage must be serviced by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac to be eligible for HARP
Your loan servicer is the financial institution that collects your monthly mortgage payments and has responsibility for the management and accounting of your loan. It is possible that the owner of your mortgage also services it, however many loans are owned by groups of investors and these investors hire loan servicers to interact with homeowners on their behalf. Many lenders also have the loan servicers handle all contact with homeowners. Traditionally, banks used money deposited in customers' savings accounts to make loans. They held the loans, earning the interest as homeowners repaid over time. Banks were thus limited in the number of loans they could make because they had to wait to make new ones until savings deposits grew or existing homeowners repaid their loans.
Many families who wanted to own a home were unable to do so because there was not a steady supply of money for banks to lend. Over time, banks started to turn loans into cash by pooling large groups of loans together to create mortgage backed securities that could be sold to investors such as pension funds and hedge funds. The investors get the right to collect future payments and the bank gets cash that it can use to make more loans. Investors hire loan servicers to collect payments and interact with customers. If you have questions about your loan, or you are behind on your payments, you should call your loan servicer at the number on your payment coupon or monthly mortgage statement.
Is my loan serviced by Fannie/ Freddie?
You can determine whether your mortgage is owned by either Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae by checking the following websites:
Step 2 - Online Application For Pre-Approval
See if you qualify for a HARP Refinance by filling out our short online pre-application form and one of our Licensed Senior Loan Officers will contact you immediately to go over rates today.
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This document was last updated on June 03, 2012