REFINANCE YOUR MORTGAGE
Make your mortgage loan work for you.
By refinancing your mortgage, you may be able to lower your monthly payments, get a better interest rate or a reduced term for your loan, or even eliminate the cost of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). You can also refinance to access the equity in your home to renovate, consolidate debt or pay for college. Our experienced team can help you determine which refinancing option you may qualify for to best reach your goals.
Which mortgage refinance option is right for you?
RATE-AND-TERM MORTGAGE REFINANCE
When you want a lower interest rate or shorter term for your mortgage.
With a rate-and-term refinance, you can replace your current mortgage with a new one that has more beneficial terms.
Benefits: Get a lower interest rate, remove Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI), go from an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) to a fixed rate mortgage or even get a shorter term for your loan.
Versus cash out refinances: Rate-and-term refinances generally have more favorable interest rates and allow for higher loan-to-values (LTVs) than cash out refinances.
Other uses: A rate-and-term refinance can include the payoff of a second mortgage if the second mortgage was used to purchase the home. A rate-and-term refinance does not allow for additional cash out — the loan amount is limited to the payoff of the current mortgage (and second mortgage used to purchase the home, if applicable), plus closing costs.
CASH OUT MORTGAGE REFINANCE
When you want to use the equity in your home for expenses.
A cash out refinance also replaces your current mortgage with a new one, but it’s coupled with a higher loan amount that allows for cash to be pulled out from the equity in the home.
Benefits: Use the additional funds for home renovations, debt consolidation, college tuition or other needs.
Versus rate-and-term refinances: Interest rates for cash-out refinances are generally higher, and there are stricter qualifying requirements than rate-and-term refinances. Cash out refinances also have lower loan-to-values (LTVs) than rate-and-term refinances.
Versus home equity loans and lines of credit: With a cash out refinance, you can keep one monthly mortgage payment instead of adding a home equity loan or HELOC payment. Interest rates may be lower with a cash out refinance, however closing costs are typically higher.
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Commonly asked questions
Your loan-to-value (LTV) ratio is the difference between the amount borrowed and the sales price or appraised value (whichever one is lower is the amount used). For example, if the sales price or appraised value is $500,000 and the loan amount is $400,000, then LTV is 80%.
If your down payment is less than 20%, you will pay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) to insure the lender against losses in the event of foreclosure. The amount of coverage and premium are based on loan-to-value (LTV) and your credit score, with a maximum LTV of 97%. Payment options for PMI include a one-time mortgage insurance premium or monthly payments. To find out more about your down payment options and PMI, please contact our Mortgage Team.
Our mortgage interest rates are calculated using a combination of factors including the amount you would like to borrow, the appraised value of the home, the type of home and your credit score. Whether you’re interested in buying a new home, refinancing or looking for an investment property or second home, please contact us or request an appointment to talk mortgages and mortgage rates.
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Estimate your monthly mortgage payments.
Use our mortgage calculator to help get a better picture of what to expect with a new mortgage. You can estimate what your monthly payments might be and the total amount you will pay for the property.
What are your mortgage refinance options?
If you’re curious about how and why to refinance your mortgage, this blog shares the benefits of the two refinance options, compares home equity loans to refinancing and explores how to figure out if refinancing your mortgage is in your best interest.