John & Ann Mastoianni
If you already have a mortgage, it may make sense for you to refinance. You can take advantage of better rates and terms and potentially save thousands over the life of your loan. When you refinance your mortgage, you're paying off your old loan with a new loan. You can save money by getting a lower interest rate, changing to different terms (i.e. switch from a 15-year to a 30-year term) or taking cash out of your home equity. There are several good reasons you should refinance, and you should consider more than just the interest rate:
Benefits aside, there are several factors to consider when thinking about refinancing your home. A lot depends on your financial situation, which you should carefully analyze to see if the timing is right for you. Consult with your mortgage professional for advice on your particular situation. Refinancing could make sense if your adjustable rate mortgage is about to reset to a higher rate.