The Government has announced that the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) will be extended until the end of 2016.
HAMP provides modifications for homeowners that are facing hardships and can no longer afford their mortgages.
In order to qualify for a loan modification under HAMP, the guidelines are strict and require a homeowner to have income (although disability and unemployment qualify). Once qualified, HAMP is a loan modification program that can lower interest rate to 2%, and significantly lower homeowners monthly mortgage payments.
At the law firm of Jacqueline Salcines, PA we handle homeowner qualification for HAMP since the program was initiated in 2009. We are keenly aware and have programs to qualify borrowers, while they continue to face the challenges of paying their mortgage or refinancing their loans.
Our HAMP experience has been obtained by working closely with lenders and borrowers, in both the mortgage and real estate arena, to represent them in litigation involving foreclosures and loss mitigation options.
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Many homeowners do not know they have options when their properties are underwater. Since 2009, HAMP has been successful at providing relies for hundreds of thousands of homeowners and frankly is the best program to qualify for. The fact that the government has elected to extend HAMP for Homeowners is wonderful news.
The most important thing a homeowner can do is hire an attorney to qualify them prior to submitting any loan modification application. By qualifying you up front, a HAMP modification becomes streamlined and often approved quickly.
If you need assistance to see if you qualify, call us today.