How to refinance your mortgage
Thinking about refinancing? Great! HSH.com has everything you need to help you get your refinance underway. We will help you to know whether refinancing is right for your situation, show you how to compare and minimize refinancing.
Thinking about refinancing? Great! HSH.com has everything you need to help you get your refinance underway. We will help you to know whether refinancing is right for your situation, show you how to compare and minimize refinancing costs, teach you different strategies to achieve your goals and even help you locate lenders to handle your new mortgage. Using our articles, tools and calculators, you’ll feel confident that you are getting the best possible deal for your circumstance.
5 stages of a refinance
Should I refinance?
Step 1: Should I refinance?
Should I refinance, or does a refinance make sense for me are likely the first questions you will ask yourself when considering a refinance. But they re just the first. You ll also be asking yourself:
- Will my refinance save me money?
- Do I have to refinance with my current lender?
- What if I can t refinance?
To the answers to these questions and more, be sure to read “Does a mortgage refinance make sense?”
How to refinance
Step 2: How to refinance
Now that you have decided to refinance your mortgage, you need to know how. The refinance process can be divided into three phases:
No. 1: Preparing your refinance documentation
No. 2: Defining the purpose of your refinance
No. 3: Shopping around for the best deal
What does a refinance cost?
Step 3: What does a refinance cost?
There s no such thing as a free refinance. Just as with a purchase mortgage, you will have to pay closing costs when refinancing your home loan. Keep in mind, of course, that the more it costs you to refinance, the longer it will take to recoup the closing costs, so there may be some finite limits on what you want to pay.
There are three ways to pay refinancing fees and costs:
- Pay them in cash
- Pay them out of pocket
- Add them onto your existing mortgage balance (known as a low cash-out refinance) or have your lender pay them in exchange for a slightly higher interest rate