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Fannie Mae RefiNow

Greater Nevada Mortgage is passionate about providing the best refinancing options available, like the Fannie Mae RefiNow program.

Low-Income Borrower Refinance Option

Under Fannie Mae’s low-income borrower refinance option, RefiNow, homeowners earning 80% or less of the median household income for their area may be eligible for assistance. Borrowers may also receive a credit of up to $500 toward an appraisal on their property, if an appraisal is required.

RefiNow was created to assist low-income homeowners in accessing lower rate refinancing options more easily accessed by high-income borrowers. To date, many low-income borrowers have been less likely to take advantage of these favorable conditions.

Eligible borrowers must:

  • Have a mortgage backed by Fannie Mae on a one-unit, owner-occupied property. Not sure if your mortgage is backed by Fannie Mae? Check it here.
  • Earn 80% or less than the median income for their area. Interested applicants can check the median income for their area on the U.S. Housing and Urban Development website.
  • Have no missed payments in the past six months and no more than one missed payment in the past 12 months.
  • Have an existing loan-to-value ratio not greater than 97%, a debt-to-income ratio not above 65%, and a FICO credit score equal to or greater than 620.

How Do I Begin the Refinance Process?

Contact us to learn more about your refinancing options in Nevada and California, or to get started with your application–we’re here to help.

APR = Annual Percentage Rate. APR is the cost to borrow money expressed as a yearly percentage. For mortgage loans, excluding home equity lines of credit, it includes the interest rate plus other charges or fees.

Rates and terms are subject to change without notice. Rates are for illustrative purposes only, and assumes a borrower with a credit score of 700 or higher which may be higher or lower than your individual credit score. Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) loans are subject to interest rate, APR, and payment increase after each change period. For instance, a 5/1 ARM means that you will pay a fixed rate for the first five years of the loan, and then your rate is subject to change once each year thereafter through the remainder of the loan. Interest rates and APRs are based on current market rates, and may be subject to pricing add-ons related to property type, loan amount, loan-to-value, credit score and other variables. Depending on loan guidelines, mortgage insurance may be required. If mortgage insurance is required, the mortgage insurance premium could increase the APR and the monthly mortgage payment. Your loan’s interest rate will depend upon the specific characteristics of your loan transaction and your credit history up to the time of closing. The estimated total closing costs in these rate scenarios are not a substitute for a Loan Estimate, which includes an estimate of closing costs, which you will receive once you apply for a loan. Actual fees, costs and monthly payment on your specific loan transaction may vary, and may include city, county or other additional fees and costs. Not all loan options are available in every state. Borrower is responsible for any property taxes as a condition of the loan. Membership with Greater Nevada Credit Union is required for select loan options. This is not a credit decision or a commitment to lend.

Please contact a mortgage consultant to learn about all details on loan options and programs available. You may contact one directly, or call Greater Nevada Mortgage at (775) 888-6999 or (800) 526-6999. We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and the Equal Opportunity Act, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.