Is refinancing right for you?
This plan allows you to refinance your mortgage for more than you currently owe. The difference and the equity is converted into cash for the homeowner.
If you currently have a high fixed-rate mortgage and the rates have dropped due to market conditions, then you may want to refinance to a low fixed-rate loan. Also, if you have an ARM, you might consider this option in order to get the security of a fixed rate. Even if your adjustable rate is low now, it is not guaranteed to remain that way; but if you get a low fixed-rate loan, then you lock that low rate in for the life of the loan. This option is a good choice if you are not planning on moving within the next five years.
If your main goal is to quickly build up equity and to pay off your mortgage sooner, then the shorter-term loan is probably your best choice. A lot of times, if you refinance to this type of loan, your monthly payments will be higher, but you will pay substantially less interest and your mortgage will be paid off sooner. Also, you would benefit from a larger tax deduction on interest if you move from a 30-year fixed to a 15-year fixed loan. There are some cases, however, in which you may be able to refinance to a shorter-term loan without raising your monthly payment -if you’ve had your current mortgage for enough years.
If your current monthly payments are higher than is comfortable for your financial situation, then you might want to consider refinancing to a longer-term loan. This will result in a decrease in your monthly payments, since you will have more time to repay the loan. Examining your current mortgage and knowing how you would like to improve it are the first steps you need to take when starting the refinancing process. Once you know this, you can choose the option that will best help you achieve your goals.
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I started in mortgage banking in 2003 and eventually found my home here at Flat Branch Home Loans in 2023. The mortgage business is truly my passion. I love being able to help people buy a home for their family or their investment portfolio. Watching a person or family achieve the goal of homeownership is the BEST. Mortgage banking is more than just helping you buy a home to me. It is creating a lasting partnership with my clients and my referral partners that allow you to trust in me with your mortgage needs for life.
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I met my husband in 2009 and we married in 2011 and we welcomed Rhea Marie to the world in 2013.
When I married Josh and we had Rhea, I truly found my WHY. This little family of mine is the complete motivation I needed to grow my brand and my team to become the top local mortgage experts in the KC market.
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