You want to take advantage of low interest rates because they are temporary and record low. But refinancing your mortgage seems scary and overwhelming. Here are a few simple ways to work through the planning and preparation that come with this goal.
1. Find a lender and get an estimate. Don’t make any decisions until you have scoped out the potential consequences of refinancing. Look at the long-term and the short-term. There are expenses and fees associated with refinancing a mortgage so be absolutely sure that the benefits outweigh the costs.
2. Take action. As much as caution is advisable, these low interest rates won’t last forever. If you think that refinancing your mortgage is the right decision, move forward with the research process. Talk to a professional as soon as possible and get a more specific idea of how refinancing will affect you.
3. Get a credit check. Before you get invested in the idea of a refinancing plan, make sure your credit can support your decision.
4. Estimate the value of your home. Have your home appraised so you can know the approximate value you stand to leverage.
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