Does Refinancing Your Mortgage Make Sense?
Most homeowners refinance their mortgage to either save money or tap into their equity to take cash out to use for any reason they desire.
Does Refinancing Make Sense?
Only you can answer that question; that's why it is essential to consider your goals before proceeding. Here are the most popular reasons why most homeowners refinance their homes.
Reduce your rate/payment. If you desire to lower your monthly payment, you can refinance into a loan with a lower interest rate. Another way to reduce your mortgage payment is to extend the term of the loan (e.g. going from 15 years to 30).
Convert your equity into cash. Typically referred to as a cash-out refinance. When you refinance to borrow more than your current mortgage balance, the lender gives you a check for the difference (minus any closings costs associated with your refinance). It may be possible to take cash out while at the same time lowering your interest rate.
Going from an Adjustable Rate to a Fixed Rate. Interest rates on Adjustable Rate Mortgages (also referred to as ARMs) can fluctuate after a certain period depending on the loan that you have. Interest rates on fixed rate loans stay the same throughout the entire life of the loan, which may provide you with a peace of mind and more financial stability.
Lower your term to pay off your mortgage faster. Going from a 30 year mortgage to a 15 year mortgage means that you will pay it in half the time. As a result, you will save money on interest over the life of the loan; however, your payment will go up because you’re shortening the term.
Eliminating mortgage insurance. Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) on conventional home loans or FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) on FHA loans may be removed in some cases by refinancing.
Whatever your reason may be for refinancing; make sure to carefully go over the numbers to see if refinancing makes sense for your particular situation. As always, we’d be happy to help you with any of your home financing needs and answer any questions you may have.
Disclaimer: All loans are subject to Credit and Appraisal Approval. Programs, Rates, Terms, and Conditions are subject to change without notice. This is not a commitment to lend.
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