The Refinancing Craze
Thought about refinancing lately? You’ve probably heard stories of friends and family cashing in on their homes equity by refinancing lately. Before diving into the refinancing craze, decide whether or not you really need to take cash out or if you just want to refinance to get more favorable terms on your existing loan.
Can I take cash out?
You probably can take cash out, but it may not be worth it. It is best to decide in advance if the extra costs are worth it to you. Taking cash out can mean a lot more money out of your pocket every month after refinancing. If you are strapped for cash every month, you may not want to increase your output at all, instead, you may want to consider refinancing to lower your monthly payments instead of taking cash out on top of that.
More favorable refinancing terms
Refinancing now can help you save money by locking into the incredibly low rates lenders are able to offer these days. By refinancing now, you could save yourself tons of money than if you were to refinance in the next couple of years. By refinancing now you might also get enough cash in your pocket every month, merely from lower payments that you will be able to dedicate more money to the projects or expenses you might have used a cash-out refinancing loan for.
Is it time to refinance?
The stories are tempting, buying cars or second homes or whatever you want with loan refinancing could be a reality. The best way to know if you should refinance is to talk to a mortgage lender and find out exactly how much you would be spending for either refinancing option. You may also want to consult your accountant to help you make the most financially sound decision.