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Number of Payments Required Before Doing a Rate/Term Refinance

Question: Does FHA require a minimum number of 12 payments made for an FHA rate/term refinance? Answer: FHA does not require a minimum ’12 months of payments’ for a rate/term refinance.  They do have 2 requirements that are both based on ACQUISITION date, NOT number of payments made: In order to do a 97.75% LTV […]

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Refinance for the Purpose of Paying Off a Second Lien

Question: My client has a home improvement loan as a second lien, and he would like to refinance to combine them. Can this be done as a rate/term refinance? Refinance Loans – All Agencies Chart Answer: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac agree on this subject. Anytime you are paying off subordinate financing for agency loans, […]

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Waiting Period to Refinance a Property when Adding Parties to a title – Fannie Mae

Question: What is the waiting period on a refinance if the father is solely on the loan & title and the daughter wants to be added to the title in order to refinance the home into her name? They are not seeking cash-out, just a rate and term refinance. Answer: There is no waiting period […]

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Refinancing to Combine First & Second Lien

Question: My client purchased a home and then took out a second lien to make some home improvements. They would now like to refinance to combine the first and second lien. Is this a Rate/Term refinance or a Cash-Out Refinance? MC – Refinance Loans – All Agencies Chart Answer: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac agree […]

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