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Refinancing your Mortgage

When interest rates suddenly fall or there’s a change in your financial circumstances, many homeowners will consider refinancing their mortgage. Refinancing is actually replacing your current mortgage with a brand new loan. In doing this, expect to go through a mortgage application process similar to what you experienced with your original mortgage. Refinancing can often be a sound financial choice that can allow you to meet a variety of your financial needs:

  • With lower interest rates you can reduce your monthly payments
  • Shortening the term of your loan or reduce interest cost over the life of your mortgage by refinancing with a lower interest rate.
  • Reduce the interest rate risk by switching from adjustable-rate or balloon mortgage to a fixed-rate loan.
  • Free up your equity for large expenses or debt consolidation.

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Although the above might make refinancing seem like an easy decision, consider the following before making your final decision:

  • Current interest rate vs. new potential rate
  • Closing costs
  • How long you plan to stay in your home
  • How the refinance will support your overall financial goals

Use the calculator to determine how long it will take you to break even on a mortgage refinance.

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Additional Resources:

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