Keyword: Refinance

What is Home Equity and Why Do I Want It?

Let's define the term and calculate how much home equity you have.

Can You Skip the Property Appraisal?

You might be able to skip the traditional property appraisal. Talk to your loan officer to see if you qualify.

Need Housing Help? Start Here

At one of the 14 Freddie Mac–sponsored borrower help centers across the country, you can get tips and tools to prepare for homeownership.

Myth vs. Fact: Mortgage Refinancing

Today's mortgage interest rates are at historic lows. So if you've been on the fence about whether to refi, this may be the time. Today we're dispelling the top two myths about refinancing.

HARP: Two Ways to Save

HARP, a federal program launched to help homeowners who owe more on their home than it's worth, helps borrowers save in two ways: through lower rates and lower terms. Find out if you're eligible for HARP and act fast as the program ends soon!

More than 3.3 Million People Have Saved With HARP. Could you?

If you owe more on your mortgage than your home is worth and haven't refinanced into a lower interest rate yet, then HARP is designed for you.

Tips, Bits & Lists: Day 11

On the 11th day of tips, bits & lists, we introduce you to 11 online calculators designed to help demystify mortgages.

More Homeowners Tap Equity

An estimated 2.2 billion in net home equity was cashed out during the refinance of conventional prime-credit home mortgages in the third quarter.

Refinancing: What to Expect

Throughout the term of your mortgage, you may choose to refinance. Find out what you can you expect from the refinance process and how it can affect your wallet – short- and long-term.

The First Rule of Mortgage Applications Is: You Do Not Lie on Mortgage Applications

A recent column by Ken Harney highlights why borrowers should never stretch the truth on a loan application to get a mortgage or a better interest rate.

Refinancing Borrowers Saving Over .4 Billion in Mortgage Interest Payments

Equity Cash-Out Activity Increases, But Volume Remains Low

Freddie Mac: Your Top Questions Answered

Today we answer your top questions.