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Should You Refinance When Mortgage Interest Rates Drop?

Refinancing is a very good idea, especially when the interest rates are low. Since the home mortgage interests paid on their loan's payments takes a huge chunk of every borrower's payment, it makes sense for borrowers to look for ways to reduce it. However, there are still benefits and even consequences to refinancing a home loan in a low- interest economy.

Now, low mortgage interest rates may cause a bit of a frenzy in the housing market. But do consider the details of the situation before you even begin jumping on the bandwagon. Instead of looking at how much interest rates dropped, look at just how much you would save by refinancing. Even a one percent reduction in your interest rates would mean a difference when it comes to your savings.

Just like the first time that you bought your house, you still have to pay the closing costs once you apply for refinancing. So if you're planning to sell your home in a few years' time, you may only break even or even come out behind just because you refinance your home mortgage. That's why if you include the closing costs into your home mortgage instead of paying them in full, you're paying the mortgage interest on them, so you will need to consider this expense into your computation.

If you have at least 20 years left on your home mortgage and you decide to refinance into a new traditional 30- year home mortgage, then you're only going to be paying more in the long run. However, if you can afford to get a much shorter lease term, then you'll substantially save a lot of money because of the combination of a much shorter term and a lower interest rate.

But what do you stand to gain? If done properly, refinancing your home loan can provide a more lasting and even immediate benefit.

One of the advantages of getting your home mortgage refinanced is the chance to get a much better loan. Refinancing your loan can provide you with an opportunity to change your existing loan to a much better one that works for you.

You can even increase your net worth over time by refinancing your loan. With all the savings that you'll get from refinancing your home loan, you'll definitely be spending less on interest payments..

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Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.
10121 N Rodney Parham, Suites C & D
Little Rock, AR 72227
855-474-7169
501-225-5626
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