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How to Refinance Your Home

There are many reasons one might think about refinancing their home. It seems like a good idea to most but once you crunch the numbers, you may come to find out it is not worth the time or money. The following lists some ways to go about considering a refinance of your home and if it is right for you.

Refi Calculator

One of the great (free) tools available to you is the mortgage refinance calculator. You can plug in different variables to see how refinancing your mortgage might impact your payment and terms. Once you see how the different variables come into play you will be able to draw some hard lines to determine when a refinance would be beneficial to you.

 

Shop Interest Rates

Another step that you can complete from the comfort of your couch is to shop for interest rates. Many online banks are available now that you have access to from your computer. Once you have narrowed down a handful of them that look reputable you can inquire online to see what kind of interest rate you would qualify for. If you know your credit score you should be able to get a pretty good idea of what rate you would have. Once you have rates from a couple of different banks you can plug the best terms into your refinance calculator to see what your new terms would be.

 

Know all of the Fees

Now you should have a pretty clear picture of what your new payment would like. Don’t get too excited. Many of these mortgage brokers throw in fees at the last minute, otherwise known as points. These points are how the bank makes its money, and they can really add up. Make sure you have all the details and get to a bottom line before making any finals decisions.

 

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