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How & When to Refinance

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Refinancing a Second Mortgage: What To Know

Have you been thinking about trying to save money by refinancing your home equity loan, home equity line of credit (HELOC) or another second mortgage? If interest rates are lower than they were when you first took out your loan, you can save money by lowering your monthly mortgage payment or shortening the loan’s length...

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Types of Mortgage Refinance and How To Choose the Best One for You

If you’re a homeowner, you’re probably wondering if there’s a way to get a better deal on your mortgage. After a couple of years of homeownership, you may have better credit and more income than you did when you first bought your home. So why not get a better mortgage than the one you started...

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How and Why Should You Refinance a Construction Loan

For some home buyers, the existing pool of homes doesn’t meet all their wants or needs. Maybe your must-haves require building the home of your dreams from the ground up. Maybe life in the city has lost its shine, and you want to build a home in a quieter area. It may also be the...

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How Soon Can You Refinance a Mortgage?

For many homeowners, their monthly mortgage payment is their biggest recurring expense. Refinancing can be an attractive option if it gets you a lower interest rate or shortens the life of your loan.  In 2020, there was a refinancing boom fueled by a drop in interest rates during the coronavirus pandemic. Refis were such a...

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No-Appraisal Refinance – That’s a Thing?

Home loan refinancing is all the rage nowadays.  In 2020, mortgage refinances (aka refis) were so popular that 1 out of every 10 refinances was done on a mortgage loan that had ALREADY been refinanced at least once in the previous 12 months. That’s a lot of refinancing! Historically low interest rates have made refinancing...

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How To Refinance After Bankruptcy

If you’ve been through bankruptcy, you may feel more cautious than ever about taking out new loans – especially on your home. But if you’re careful and well informed, refinancing can help you save money and unlock the equity in your home at a low-interest rate. What Are the Reasons To Refinance After Bankruptcy?  There...

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How To Refinance an Investment Property

Whether it’s a vacation home or a multi-unit rental property with tenants, real estate investors can take pride in their financial savviness. With the right investment property, you not only earn rental income from your tenants but can also build equity in the home.  But owning an investment property isn’t always such an easy moneymaker....

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Can You Refinance Your Mortgage With Bad Credit?

Refinancing your home is a process that enables you to modify and replace your current mortgage with better terms. There are many different reasons why people choose to refinance, such as lowering their interest rate or changing the structure of the mortgage. Refinancing isn’t something that happens automatically. In order to refinance, you’ll need to...

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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage To Pay Off Debt?

By the middle of 2021, total U.S. household debt was more than $14 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Credit card debt accounted for $0.79 trillion of that total.  While Americans have paid down their credit card balances by $140 billion between the end of 2019 and the first quarter of...

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FHA Streamline Refinance: Is it Right for You?

There comes a time in every relationship when you need to have a little chat about the future. And that can be a pretty stressful conversation if you aren’t ready for it. Luckily, when it comes to refinancing your Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured mortgage, the conversation is pretty simple (and far less awkward) –...

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Should I Refinance My Mortgage and When?

Mortgage payments are the most significant expense for most people, with the typical U.S. homeowner paying $1,944 per month toward their mortgage. In certain cases, refinancing can help save you money or reduce the size of your monthly mortgage payments. Some homeowners who refinance do so because interest rates are lower and they want to...

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How To Refinance With a Low Appraisal

One of the great things about mortgages is that if you don’t like your current one, you have the option to refinance and get a new one. As a homeowner, you’d probably refinance for one of these reasons: Lower interest rates: If mortgage rates are low, you may be able to refinance and get a...

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