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How to Avoid Ripoffs: Save Thousands on Mortgage and Refinance
     

How to Avoid Ripoffs: Save Thousands on Mortgage and Refinance

by Jacob Alexander
 
Does It Pay to Refinance?

This is a question many homeowners may have when they are considering refinancing their home. Unfortunately the answer to this question is a rather complex one and the answer is not always the same. There are some standard situations where a homeowner might investigate the possibility of refinancing. These situations include when

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Does It Pay to Refinance?

This is a question many homeowners may have when they are considering refinancing their home. Unfortunately the answer to this question is a rather complex one and the answer is not always the same. There are some standard situations where a homeowner might investigate the possibility of refinancing. These situations include when interest rates drop, when the homeowner’s credit score improves and when the homeowner has a significant change in their financial situation. While a refinance may not necessarily be warranted in all of these situations, it’s certainly worth at least investigating.

Drops in the Interest Rate

Drops in interest rates often send homeowners scrambling to refinance. However the homeowner should carefully consider the rate drop before making the decision to re-finance. It is important to note that a homeowner pays closing costs each time they re-finance. These closings costs may include application fees, origination fees, appraisal fees and a variety of other costs and may add up quite quickly. Due to this fee, each homeowner should carefully evaluate their financial situation to determine whether or not the refinancing will be worthwhile. In general the closing fees should not exceed the overall savings and the amount of time the homeowner is required to retain the property to recoup these costs should not be longer than the homeowner plans to retain the property.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012311139
Publisher:
J
Publication date:
03/17/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
28 KB

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