When people say “What a beautiful house you have,” rarely is your response, “Why thank you, I can barely afford it.” This is, however, what a lot of women may be thinking when their gleaming granite countertops are being admired. Who could blame you, in a global economy that’s progressing like that year-old jar of molasses in the back of the pantry? This is why “refinancing” is becoming a popular word.
Lots of people are turning to mortgage refinancing to make their lovely albeit expensive homes more affordable. Does saving on monthly payments and lowering the interest rate on your term sound like a good deal? Then maybe you should delve further into the world of refinancing and see what the rates are.
Try typing “mortgage refinance” and where you live into a search engine, and you’ll have a wealth of info at your fingertips. If you’re in Colorado, try “mortgage refinance Colorado,” and see where it gets you. The thing about refinancing rates is that they’re going to fluctuate depending on whether your house is a lodge in Aspen or a condo in downtown Chicago. After a little Internet perusal and some calls to local lending institutions, you should have a pretty good list of refinance rates to compare. Now comes the question: should I or shouldn’t I? A few things to think about seriously before taking the plunge are your credit score and whether or not you mind if the length of your term increases. If you’re stuck with a bad credit rating, you could end up with a bigger mortgage payment than you started with, and if you have dreams of a house paid off in ten years, refinancing may not be for you. If however, you’d finally like to just say thanks when your two-story entry is being envied, then refinancing could be the perfect fit.