What exactly does refinance mean?
Loan refinancing refers to the process of taking out a new loan to pay off one
or more outstanding loans. Borrowers usually refinance in order to receive
lower interest rates or to otherwise reduce their repayment amount.
Homeowners typically want to refinance their mortgage because they want to:
- Reduce their monthly payment
- Take advantage of lower interest rates
- Shorten the amount of time it will take to pay off their mortgage
- Convert from an adjustable rate mortgage to a fixed-rate mortgage
- Use some of the equity they have in their home for other expenses
- Fund College for their children
- Buy a car or a boat or other high price items
- Paid for Medical Expenses or Senior Citizen Living
Whether the rate on the existing mortgage is higher or lower than the current rate:
- How much equity is in your current home?
- What are the terms of your existing mortgage?
- Do You have a 15 year or 30 years mortgage?
- What is your credit score, and do you qualify to refinance?
- Speak with a lender for information
- Do Your homework (Is now a good time to Refinance)
Don’t give your information out until you know your options
- Should you Refinance for 10, 15, 20 or 30 Years
- What is your long-term ad short term goals?
- Do your plan to sell your home in the future
- Are you retiring in a few years?
- Align yourself with a true motgage specialist (Know You Lender)