FHFA AUTHORIZES FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC TO EXPAND HOME AFFORDABLE REFINANCE PROGRAM TO 125 PERCENT LOAN-TO-VALUE

This is great news for most American who did 100% mortgages at the top of the real estate market and now they owe more than their house is worth. This will give all those people who qualify a chance to refinance into today’s low rates giving them a lower house payment.

If your loan is held by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac and you are current on your mortgage payments, you may be eligible to refinance your mortgage loan even if your LTV is up to 125%. LTV, or loan-to-value-ratio, is a measurement that compares the principal balance of your loan (the amount you currently owe) to the actual value of the house. For example, if your loan amount is $300,000 and the current value of your home is $240,000, your LTV is 300/240, or 125%.

This applies to Minnesota mortgages so if you are in this boat and you want to explore your options, call Dominic DesMarais at 612-247-8233 at Metropolitan Financial Mortgage company or you can click on this link to read the FHFA news release

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