The Home Refinancing Plan Banks Don’t Want You Knowing

house, money, calculatorThere has never been a better time to refinance your home. That’s because of a little-known government program called the Home Affordable Refinance Plan® (HARP). This allows Americans to refinance their homes at shockingly low rates, and reduce their payments by an average of $3,300 a year.
But here’s the catch – like most government programs, this is likely temporary. Currently the program is set to expire in 2016. But the good news is, once you’re in, you’re in.

It’s like a true middle-class stimulus package

This is unknown to many, but the Home Affordable Program is for the middle class. If your mortgage is $625,500 or less (unless you live in a high-cost area then the loan limits may be higher), you most likely qualify. Basically, the Government wants banks to cut your rates, which puts more money in your pocket (which is good for the economy). However, the banks aren’t too happy about this – here’s why:

  1. You can shop several lenders, not just your current mortgage holder
  2. Your home’s Loan-to-value (LTV) can be 80% to 125%

You think banks like the above? Rest assured, they do not. They’d rather keep you at the higher rate you financed at years ago. That’s why the pressure is on time-wise. The Middle Class seems to miss out on everything (did you ride the last stock bubble? Probably not). Thus, it’s almost a no-brainer to jump on this now.

You can greatly benefit:

  • The average monthly savings for most eligible Americans is $275. Can you use an extra $275 a month?
  • Many homeowners not only save every month, but depending on their current rates, they can also shorten their term.
Almost a million homeowners could still save money, but sadly, most of them think the HARP program is too good to be true. Remember, HARP is a free government program and there’s absolutely NO COST to see if you are eligible.

This is why it’s a no-brainer – you will likely lower your payment, possibly shorten your term, AND can also get cash. This is how powerful that little word called “interest” is. The middle class never sees “breaks” like this. So this is your chance to get “in”.

This often overlooked method to lower your payment (and continue to make the higher payment by directing the excess to the principal) is a great way for you to pay off your mortgage in a shorter period of time, all the while saving more money in interest over the life of the loan.

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