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  • The top five states with the highest numbers of borrowers that remain eligible for a HARP refinance are Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Georgia.  HARP expires December 31, 2016.
  • Effective December 1, 2015 local community organizations now have the opportunity to review and purchase foreclosed properties owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac in 18 additional metropolitan areas.
  • FHFA unveiled an<a href='http://harp.gov/Default.aspx?Page=363'> interactive online map</a> indicating the number of estimated "in-the-money" borrowers eligible for HARP in every zip code, county and MSA in the country.
  • FHFA requests your comments on rules <a href='http://www.fhfa.gov/SupervisionRegulation/RegulationFederalRegister/Pages/Open-for-Comment.aspx'>open for comment.</a>
  • The FHFA House Price Index reported a 1.3 percent increase in U.S. house prices in the first quarter of 2016.  From 2015Q1 to 2016Q1, house prices were up 5.7 percent.
  • Millions of homeowners have taken this route to refinance their mortgages. To see if you qualify visit www.HARP.gov.
  • FHFA Continues Outreach Efforts on HARP

    The top five states with the highest numbers of borrowers that remain eligible for a HARP refinance are Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Georgia. HARP expires December 31, 2016.

  • Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative Expansion

    Effective December 1, 2015 local community organizations now have the opportunity to review and purchase foreclosed properties owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac in 18 additional metropolitan areas.

  • Zoom in to the numbers

    FHFA unveiled an interactive online map indicating the number of estimated "in-the-money" borrowers eligible for HARP in every zip code, county and MSA in the country.

  • RULEMAKING

    FHFA requests your comments on rules open for comment.

  • HPI Shows Gains for 19 Consecutive Quarters

    The FHFA House Price Index reported a 1.3 percent increase in U.S. house prices in the first quarter of 2016. From 2015Q1 to 2016Q1, house prices were up 5.7 percent.

  • Number of HARP borrowers surpassed the 3.4 million mark

    Millions of homeowners have taken this route to refinance their mortgages. To see if you qualify visit www.HARP.gov.

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Home Affordable Refinance Program

HARP - the Home Affordable Refinance Program - has been extended through 2016.  HARP was created by FHFA specifically to help homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments, but who are underwater on their mortgages. That is, they owe almost as much or more than the current value of their homes. Check out this interactive online map​ that shows the numbers of estimated borrowers eligible for HARP in every zip code, county, and Metropolitan Statistical Area in the country. To see if you qualify for HARP go to HARP.gov.

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Weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey®Current Week
05/19/2016
Previous Week
05/12/2016
30-Year Fixed Mortgages3.58%3.57%
15-Year Fixed Mortgages2.81%2.81%
5/1-Year Adjustable Rate Mortgages2.80%2.78%
Weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey is a registered mark of Freddie Mac.

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HPI-SourceQuarterly Change 2015Q4-2016Q1Four-Quarter Change 2015Q1-2016Q1
"Purchase-Only" U.S Index
(Seasonally Adjusted)
1.3%5.7%
"Expanded-Data" U.S Index
(Seasonally Adjusted)
1.5%5.5%
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