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Making Home Affordable Refinancing and Loan Modification

n 2009, the Obama Administration created a plan to help the American economy recover from a serious financial crisis. Part of that plan included stabilizing the troubled housing market and reduce the amount of foreclosures. The Making Home Affordable program was introduced to help struggling home owners avoid defaulting on their loans, including FHA mortgages and equivalent programs for VA home loans. Under the Making Home Affordable program, several loan modification and refinancing options became available. Those with FHA loans who qualify for help under these programs have many options to save the home, prevent foreclosure and get back on track with their mortgage payments.

 

Making Home Affordable Program Second Mortgage Modification Program

FHA borrowers, VA mortgage and conventional loan holders can all face default and foreclosure. There's no mystery as to what happens when the bank sends a foreclosure notice--it's all there in black and white. The key is to avoid getting to that point in the first place. There are plenty of programs for first-time home buyers and other home owners who are behind on their mortgages, but what's not so well-known is the assistance for those struggling to pay second mortgages. That's where the government home loan bailout program Making Home Affordable comes in with the Second Lien Modification Program or 2MP for short.

 

Do I qualify for a Home Affordable Loan Modification?

The Home Affordable loan modification program is a government homeowner bailout program designed to help people who can no longer afford their monthly loan payments. This program has been in effect since 2009 and has been through several changed to help lenders and borrowers alike. The program is not indefinite; at the time of this writing it is set to expire on June 10, 2011, so borrowers considering getting help from the Home Affordable program should act soon. The Home Affordable official site has a set of guidelines for establishing whether a borrower is eligible to apply for this program. They include a requirement that the home being refinanced be the primary residence, the amount owed must be under or equal to $729,750, and there's also a debt-to-income ratio figure | more...

 

Why Should I Consider an FHA Loan?

There are plenty of reasons to consider an FHA loan.FHA insured home loans can be used for a variety of properties and purposes. Those who apply and qualify for FHA loans can purchase a home for up to four families, a condo or even a manufactured home on a permanent foundation.