Mortgage holders who are interested in a Harp refinance to refinance their loans, but lack the equity or have limited equity can apply for the Harp refinance program. A Harp Refinance loan is a government refinance program also known as the Home Affordable Refinance Program or HARP program. A Harp refinance offers homeowners that cannot manage their current mortgage payment the ability to refinance for a lower rate and more favorable loan terms.
The ability for homeowners to apply for a Harp refinance loan was recently extended by the federal government for an addiitonal year. The extension of the Harp refinance program gives homeowners more opportunity to take advantage of this aggressive government refinance program. The HARP refinance loan program is an exceptional opportunity for homeowners who owe more on their home loan than the property is worth.
Government officials say that a Harp refinance is not effective as an economic catylist in part due to low mortgage rates in the marketplace that led to an influx of refinanced loan applications. The banking industry was refinancing these mortgage applications before processing the new HARP refinance loan applications.