Should you refinance your mortgage? That’s a question a lot of people are still trying to answer right now and there is more to it than you might think. This week, I’m featuring a few articles that will help you make the decision, if you’re still on the fence.
What about me? Well, we haven’t refinanced yet at these crazy low rates for a few reasons.
We’re considering selling our house and haven’t made a final decision yet. I don’t want to refinance and not be able recoup closing costs.
If we don’t sell, we need to consider the right term. Going to a 15 year will be difficult for us. Yes, even with the low rate (we already have a pretty darn good rate). I’m also not interested in going to a 30 year mortgage because, well, we’ll pay more in interest over the life of the loan and I really want to be mortgage free sooner than later.
Here’s what others are saying about refinancing…
Featured – Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?
Should You Refinance? (Sound Mind Investing) – “There are a lot of retired people who are still making mortgage payments because they refinanced to get a better rate some years ago, but in the process reset their 30-year mortgage clock.”
Should You Refinance Your Home Loan… Again? (See Debt Run) - ”We moved from a 5.25% APR down to a 3.375% APR, and switched from a 20 year loan to a 15 year loan.”
When to refinance your mortgage (Bankrate) – “The chance to refinance a mortgage at a lower interest rate is sure to get a homeowner’s attention. But it’s not always the right decision.”
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