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When to Refinance

A lot of people wonder when to refinance their home. There are a few things to consider. Let’s dive in!

Someone might want to refinance to potentially take some cash out of the equity. There are a couple of reasons why someone might want to do this. The first one is if you had a high-interest rate previously, and the rates are extremely low right now, a lot of people will choose to refinance, and they can lock in that lower rate going forward. Another reason someone might want to refinance is to potentially take some cash out of equity that they have built up.

So, if you need a little bit extra cash or do some projects around the house or something like that, and you have paid a significant amount of your mortgage, it might be a clever idea to refinance and take that cash out. And then you can pay it back over the long term. It is simple to do it that way. Another reason someone might want to refinance is just to have a shorter loan term. So instead of a 30 year, you could do a 15 year, so your payments will be higher, but you will end up paying it off sooner, that can be appealing to some people.

One thing you do want to keep in mind, though, if you are considering refinancing is that it is not always in your best interest. There are some fees and things associated with doing the refinance. So, you just want to make sure that it is going to counteract the money you are saving on the back end. So, there are a lot of things to keep in mind as you are considering this.

If you have questions you know about whether this will benefit you financially. We always recommend you talk to your financial person who you trust, and just get their opinion on things and hammer out the numbers before you make that big decision. Thanks for tuning in today’s may minute if you have any other questions, feel free to contact our office or any of our brokers.  

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