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Flat Branch Home Loans Offers Refinance Options for Current Borrowers
Whether you’re looking to save money on your current mortgage, want to reduce your monthly mortgage payments, or perhaps, convert some of the equity you have in your home into cash, a refinance loan may be a viable option for you. We have several refinance programs available that may help you achieve any of the aforementioned goals. Which refinance program is best suited for your situation depends on a variety of things, including factors such as your current interest rate, the type of mortgage you have, the market value of your home and several others.
With that being said, a few economical reasons may find you benefiting from refinancing, even in a rising interest rate environment. Every scenario has varying goals, outcomes and benefits. A few reasons refinancing might be right for you are outlined below.
Reducing Interest Rate
When predicting whether or not refinancing is right for you, it’s beneficial to plant yourself in the mindset of refinancing off of today’s rates, and not the prediction of future rates. As you see yourself moving through your career, potentially making and saving up more money, and paying your bills on time, you find your credit score increasing. With an increase in credit, you’re able to obtain loans at a lower rate, thus, having a money-saving effect on your monthly payments.
Many individuals and families find themselves carrying higher balances on credit cards, installment loans and other varying degrees of consumer debt (i.e. personal loans, student loans, auto, etc.). Often times, consolidating these obligations can lower your monthly payment significantly. The extra savings and tax benefits make the decision to pay off debt very cost effective. Imagine refinancing, consolidating 5 to 8 bills into one payment and saving a couple hundred dollars every month!
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Sometimes, we notice families want to fix and/or update something with regards to their home. This can include things like a larger deck, outdoor fire pit, new windows, updating the kitchen or a bathroom. Whatever the reason, refinancing and utilizing your equity may be the right solution for you. Perhaps, you don’t have the money saved up, or don’t want to liquidate your savings or 401K. In those instances, leveraging your homes equity may be beneficial to tackle some of those overdue home improvement projects.
Reducing the Term of Your Mortgage
You may be interested in how to pay off your existing mortgage faster. In order to facilitate this, you may refinance and reduce your existing 30 year mortgage to either a 20, 15, or even a 10 year term. Refinancing and shortening your mortgage term can save you thousands in interest payments.
As with anything else involving lending, it’s important that you reach out to a qualified mortgage banker to walk you through the pros and cons of refinancing. Doing so ensures you know the benefits but also the costs associated with achieving the desired goal. Even in a rising interest rate environment, refinancing can bring stability to you and your family in numerous ways along the home loan journey.