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If you are tired of the current terms of your home loan and you feel like the interest rate is dragging your finances down, Connected Loans can offer you a great solution.
This page will help you understand the benefits of refinancing your mortgage and the important details that will help you make a smart decision about this financial move.
There are many reasons to refinance your mortgage – most of which will revolve around improving your current financial situation.
Before you refinance, it is important to ask yourself the following questions:
Why am I refinancing? It’s important to ensure that if you refinance that you are better off. It might be that your current mortgage is the best type of loan for you.
Will you live in the property for a long time? If you have plans to sell the property in the near future, it does not make sense to refinance as you’ll need to take into account any upfront fees and ongoing costs associated with a refinance.
What is important to you? You need to consider what you are looking for – do you want a lower rate, better features, a fixed rate or better service?
What is the current interest rate? It only makes sense to refinance a mortgage if you will get a lower interest rate in return. Otherwise, you are better off staying with your current mortgage
Will there be penalties if you refinance? If your original mortgagee will charge a prepayment penalty, do not be too quick to skip refinancing. Sometimes, the penalty is nothing compared to the amount that you will save if you get the low-interest rate on the new loan. You should also consider the transaction fees that will be charged to shift your mortgage and any tax implications of this financial move.
The refinancing process will depend on who your lender is. To give you an idea, here are the general procedures when refinancing:
The cost to refinance will depend on whether you will apply with the same mortgage lender or with a new one. The state where the property is will also be a factor when calculating the cost. You need to ask the mortgage lender for the actual details but you can expect it to have the following fees:
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