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Obama to announce new steps to make it easier for homeowners to refinance, avoid foreclosure
WASHINGTON (AP) ' An Obama administration official says President Barack Obama will announce new rules Monday to help homeowners with little or no equity in their homes refinance their mortgages to avoid foreclosures.
The new program will apply to homeowners with federally guaranteed mortgages who are current on their payments. It cuts the cost of refinancing and removes caps for deeply underwater borrowers.
The president will promote the initiative during a speech in Las Vegas, his first stop on a three-day West Coast swing. Obama will also use the trip to raise money for his re-election campaign.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the housing program ahead of the president.