Why Refinance Your Mortgage?
Refinancing your mortgage allows you to pay off your current loan and get a new mortgage in place. This can help you access equity in your home, consolidate debt or simply take advantage of lower interest rates.
It is important to remember that there are costs involved with refinancing your mortgage and it is best to speak with a Mortgage Professional to make sure that you will benefit!
The Benefits of Refinancing Your Mortgage
Lower Interest rates and lower mortgage payments.
A lower interest rate may be available due to changes in market conditions. A lower rate could lower the monthly principal and interest mortgage payment.
Adjust the term of your mortgage.
A decrease in the length of a mortgage term (say from a 30 year fixed rate to a 15 year) may increase the monthly P&I payment, but the loan may be paid off sooner. Refinancing to a lower interest rate, with a longer term mortgage will likely provide a homeowner a lower monthly payment; however the total amount of interest paid in the longer term could be more.
Use the equity in your home to borrow money.
Cash-Out Refinances may allow a borrower with sufficient equity in their property to refinance their mortgage for more than is currently owed and pocket the difference.
Build equity quickly.
With lower monthly payments, it may be feasible to make additional payments and build up equity in the property more quickly.
Convert an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) to a Fixed Rate Mortgage.
Interest rates for an ARM can increase or decrease. Some people are more comfortable switching to a Fixed Rate Mortgage that has a steady interest rate and a steady principal & interest monthly payment.