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Thinking about Refinancing?

Nov 24, 2021
Front of a one story home. Did you know, you could be one of the many people who could benefit from refinancing your home? About 3 million borrowers could save at least $200 a month by refinancing. By refinancing and locking in a better rate on your loan, you could reduce your monthly payment and save thousands of dollars in interest on the life of your mortgage.

A lower interest rate also could allow you to build equity in your home more quickly. If you're considering refinancing, we will run a copy of your credit report.

To refinance your home you'll need: 

  • Copies of previous two years' W-2 forms
  • Copy of two most-recent pay stubs
  • Three months' worth of the most recent statements for checking/share draft and savings accounts
  • Copy of title insurance policy
  • Copy of current homeowners insurance policy
  • Copy of survey done for your last closing if available
  • Payment method for the appraisal and credit report
  • Social Security numbers of all applicants

Approval

When you refinance, you close your existing mortgage and create a new one. The approval process to refinance is similar to the process of obtaining your original loan.

Our Mortgage Team will consider your income and debt, credit score, and other factors affecting your financial situation.

Your new interest rate will be based primarily on your down payment and credit score. When considering a refinance, you also want to understand your break-even point: Weigh the costs of refinancing against how much you’ll save each month to know when you will recoup costs over the length of your new loan.

Contact us to see how much a refinance could save you! Or try out our Mortgage refinance calculator!

This is not an application for mortgage.  Mortgage prequalification helps to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for a loan and how much home you can afford.  If the qualifications are met for the purchase price and loan terms you have listed you will be presented a pre-approval letter.  If you’re confident in your finances and are ready to apply now, you should complete a full application instead.

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