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The senate is working on their version of the economic stimulus package. It looks like good news so far for homeowners because they are not proposing any changes to the House suggestions. Here are some highlights from a recent AP article:


House: Allow more subprime mortgage holders to refinance into federally insured loans by raising the limit on Federal Housing Administration loans from $362,790 to as high as $729,750 in expensive areas. Increase the availability of mortgages by providing a one-year increase in the cap on loans Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may buy, from $417,000 up to $729,750 in high-cost markets. No cost.

Senate: Identical provisions on FHA and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan limits. Provides mortgage financing relief for homeowners with subprime loans by expanding the availability of state and local government bonds and raising the cap on the bonds by $10 billion over the next three years. Negligible cost.

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