Hawaii HARP 2017 and 2018
Home Affordable Refinance Program
The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) expired on December 31, 2018. Contact us to find out about the many other Refinance Programs that are available from Pacific Home Loans. We’d love to find the right loan for you! (808) 891-0415
The Hawaii Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) was created by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in March 2009 to allow those with a loan-to-value (LTV) ratio exceeding 80% to refinance without also paying for mortgage insurance. Originally, only those with an LTV of 105% could qualify. The Hawaii program been amended from its original guidelines to make it possible for even more borrowers to refinance with HARP. The Hawaii HARP loan is available on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, and Kauai and its expiration has been extended from September 30, 2017 through December 31, 2018.
Hawaii HARP Program Eligibility:
Your current loan
Must have a “Note” date prior to June 1, 2009 and be serviced by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac – See loan look up tool below
Underwater – No Problem
It’s acceptable if the value of your home is currently less than what you owe.
No appraisals or underwriting
Most homeowners will not have to get an appraisal or have their loan underwritten, making their refinance process smoother and faster.
Streamlined Loan Process
Lenders now need less paperwork for income verification, and have the option of qualifying a borrower by documenting that the borrower has at least 12 months of mortgage payments in reserve.
Program Expires December 31, 2018
Is your Hawaii mortgage owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac?
Use their online tools to quickly find out, or call them toll-free:
Loan Look-up Tool
Call: 800-7FANNIE (8 am to 8 pm ET)
Loan Look-up Tool
Call: 800-FREDDIE (8 am to 8 pm ET)
If you have been turned down before, call us to see if you qualify for the significantly enhanced Hawaii HARP program.
HARP has been modified several times since it was launched in 2009. The program now requires less documentation and has less restrictive guidelines, all designed to approve more loans.