Hope For Homeowners


DEFINITION of 'Hope For Homeowners'

A federal aid program aimed at helping homeowners who reside in neighborhoods that were hit the hardest in the subprime meltdown of 2008. Hope for Homeowners will offer nearly $4 billion in aid to homeowners who are behind on their mortgages to refinance into a fixed-rate loan charging a reasonable rate of interest. These loans are backed by the FHA.

BREAKING DOWN 'Hope For Homeowners'

Hope for Homeowners loans are primarily designed to help two types of homeowners: those with high-interest rate subprime loans and those with mortgages that now exceed the values of their homes. The first-time homebuyer credit is also included as one of the incentives of this program.

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  1. Do FHA loans require escrow accounts?

    Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans require escrow accounts for property taxes, homeowners insurance and mortgage ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Do FHA loans have prepayment penalties?

    Unlike subprime mortgages issued by some conventional commercial lenders, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans do not ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Can FHA loans be refinanced?

    Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans can be refinanced in several ways. According to the U.S. Department of Housing ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Can FHA loans be used for investment property?

    Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans were created to promote homeownership. These loans have lower down payment requirements ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Do FHA loans have private mortgage insurance (PMI)?

    he When you make a down payment from 3 to 20% of the value of your home and take out a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. How many FHA loans can I have?

    Generally, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) does not insure more than one mortgage per borrower. This is to prevent ... Read Full Answer >>

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