Home Equity Loan – When Does Refinancing Make Sense?Written by Charles Essmeier
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(ARMs.) At moment, at 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is quite competitive with an ARM, and may actually be cheaper. With rates at historic lows, an ARM can only adjust upward, making it a less desirable choice in comparison with a fixed-rate loan.
Anyone considering a home remodeling project or debt consolidation might ordinarily think of a home equity loan or line of credit. These are often wise choices, as they offer deductible interest and great repayment flexibility. On other hand, a chance to obtain a 30-year loan at 5% might make a complete refinancing with a cash-out option a better choice, as home equity rates are somewhat higher than first mortgages.
A new mortgage might also make sense for anyone with a second mortgage or a piggyback loan. A piggyback loan is a second loan used at time of a home’s purchase to help buyer avoid paying sometimes-expensive private mortgage insurance. Simultaneous payments on two mortgages will be higher than paying on one, so this might be a great time to roll them together on a refinance. The same applies to anyone carrying a large credit card balance; that money could be rolled into a home loan with deductible interest at a lower rate. Anyone considering such a move should be careful, however, as failure to repay that debt could lead to home foreclosure.
Now is a great time for any homeowner to consider whether or not a new mortgage could help lower their payments. With interest rates as low as they are now, timing is great, and there’s nowhere for rates to go but up.
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Refinance Your Home Equity LoanWritten by Carrie Reeder
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Refinancing your home equity loan is a smart way to save money and lower your monthly payments. Find best lender for you with a fast, no-obligation application that you can complete online in just minutes. Even a small decrease in your interest rate can save you thousands of dollars over length of your loan. Contact a mortgage broker or lender today and find out how much money you can save with one short application. You can be pre-qualified in just minutes. Refinancing your home equity loan makes perfect sense for those who want to lower their monthly payments and save money each month. Your online application will put you in touch with lenders who are able to offer you great terms and low interest rates, even if your credit is less than perfect.
To see a list of recommended home equity loan companies online, visit this page: http://www.abcloanguide.com/homeequityloan.shtml - Carrie Reeder is the owner of ABC Loan Guide, an informational website with articles and more about various types of loans.