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By: Michael Foster | September 12th, 2012
Many homeowners across the country owe more on their houses than the houses are actually worth on the open market. Californians are no stranger to underwater homes. According to a study of mortgage debt by CoreLogic, 30 percent of homeowners in California have negative equity–meaning that they owe more on their homes than they could get if they sold their homes tomorrow.
On top of that, many Californians with negative equity are paying enormous interest rates on their mortgages. Some are paying 7% or higher on mortgages secured before the sub-prime mortgage crisis, meaning that they are spending several thousands of dollars every year on interest. At a time of stubbornly high unemployment and flat or falling wages, this situation is tenuous and unsustainable at worst.
Several analysts have called on the government to assist homeowners who have fallen victim to the burst housing bubble. Dean Baker, Co-director of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), has written in the Huffington Post that “the Federal government has refused to take major initiatives to help underwater homeowners.” Baker has called on the government to act and act swiftly to help homeowners who owe too much.
There is, however, one program that many homeowners can obtain to save thousands of dollars and stay in their current home while also helping them to lower their monthly mortgage payments. This is thanks to the Home Affordable Refinance Program, which was recently expanded to all homeowners with a mortgage owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Homeowners with loans guaranteed by either company qualify for a HARP 2.0 refinance, as long as they began their mortgage before June 1, 2009 and they are current on their mortgage payments. Additionally, homeowners who have no 30-day or more late payments in the six months before closing a HARP 2.0 refinance and no more than one late payment in the twelve months before closing will qualify. For California homeowners who fulfill these criteria, a HARP 2.0 refinance can be completed with any lender. You do not need to refinance with your current lender, so you have a chance to shop around for low mortgage rates.
FreeRateUpdate.com surveys more than two dozen wholesale and direct lenders’ rate sheets to determine the most accurate mortgage rates available to well qualified consumers at a standard 0.7 to 1% point origination fee.
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By: Michael Foster | September 12th, 2012
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By: Rosemary Rugnetta | January 18th, 2011
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Low Jumbo Mortgage Rates Helping California’s High Priced Home Markets
By: Rosemary Rugnetta | August 19th, 2010
While California may have been one of the top states with foreclosures during the housing meltdown, it is now leading the way in the recovery of the high priced home market. With jumbo mortgage rates at their lowest since 2003, buyers are taking advantage of this opportunity to purchase or trade up to a bigger home. Low jumbo mortgage rates are helping California’s high priced home markets recover from their three year slump that practically made them obsolete. Continue reading
CA Interest Rate update and News you should Know
By: Mark Simons | July 15th, 2010
Rates for our POV* came out and stayed stable as none of the major Wholesale Lenders repriced for the better. Conforming rates at 4.125% and High Balance Conforming at 4.375%. Super Jumbos at 5.250%. Like the Limbo song says…”how LOW can you go?” Questions and feedback welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org Continue reading