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Home Refinance Stimulus Package – Obama’s Stimulus For Mortgage Refinancing and Loan Modification


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Obama’s government has come up with home refinance stimulus package and loan modification programs to help all the needy owners in avoiding foreclosure. This program is designed specifically for all the borrowers who are facing financial hardships as they are not in a condition to repay the loan. The home refinance stimulus package and loan modification would cover as much as 9 million mortgages and the government would spend $75 billion for helping the homeowners.

Obama’s Stimulus Package has 2 main components:

1. Refinance

2. Loan Modification

Let us discuss each one of these components in detail:

1. Home Refinance Stimulus Package

· In this program the two most powerful mortgage lending agencies of the government Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would refinance the home loans of all the owners who owe much more amount to the bank than the actual value of the house. The only condition for this package is that the mortgage must be a guaranteed one by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and then even if you are strong enough to pay the entire extra amount, you can gain advantage of the program.

· But there is one major condition joined with refinance stimulus package and that is; the offer is only valid for the properties which are used for residential purpose. Any property which is lying like a building and no one is living inside, will not qualify for Obama’s home refinance stimulus package.

2. Loan Modification Stimulus Package

· There have been special incentives that Obama’s government is going to provide to all the lenders for doing loan modification on the existing home loans of the borrowers. According to this program, the homeowners can get rid of foreclosure by getting it done. The main features of this program would be; interest rate would be reduced and it can go down to 2% only, tenure of the loan would be increased to reduce monthly payment amount and borrowers will get waiver of late fees.

· With loan modification, lender will also take care of the total monthly payments that a borrower is making and it would not increase than 31% of the total monthly gross income.

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