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REFINANCE

Tina Alexiou

Tina Alexiou

BRANCH MANAGER
NMLS# 327972

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4645 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 409
Port Orange, FL 32129

386-230-3390 / after hours
386-756-0301 / office
teamtina@tmf.mortgage

IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO REFINANCE?

For most Americans, buying a home is one of the biggest and most important investments they will have made in their lifetime. So, it's a big deal and it is a long-term commitment. But as we all know too well, the financial profile of a person may change over time. If you own a home, it's possible that after a few years, your credit rating, your income, your tax bracket, your debt ratio etc may be very much different than when you first purchased the house. Add to this possibility that the state of the economy may also be very different than when you made your initial purchase (or refinanced last), as interest rates and other societal conditions may ave changed.

The right time to refinance is ultimately a very personal decision - one that comes after deep assessments of where you are financially, the particular term of your current mortgage (adjusted versus fixed), your current mortgage program (FHA, VA, Non-conformaing etc), the interest rate of your current mortgage etc.

There are many reasons why it might be advantageous for you to consider refinancing, but it is not always as clear-cut as many might think. Of course, if the current rates are lower than the interest rate on your loan, and you can qualify, then that's an easy decision. But often it's not that simple, as there are many other factors to consider when evaluating whether or not now is a good time to refinance.

A FEW POSSIBLE REASONS WHY YOU MIGHT CONSIDER REFINANCING

  • Low-Interest Rate
  • Shorter Term
  • Lower Monthly Payments
  • Home Equity

 

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT

  • Are you in an ARM (Adjust-Rate Mortgage)?
    Refinancing into a Fixed Mortgage may be strongly recommended.
  • Are you paying private mortgage insurance?
    You might consider refinancing into a loan program where you no longer have to pay PMI.
  • Are you in a 30-year mortgage and have been paying for a few years?
    The longer the term the more you are paying out in interest - what if you could refinance into a shorterm term for huge savings over the life of the loan.
  • Are you drowning in high-interest credit card debt or does your property desperately need updating?
    Quality of life matters. Consider a cash-out refinance.

 

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