Over the past year, mortgage interest rates have unexpectedly fallen due to economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This provides a good opportunity for mortgage holders to review and possibly refinance their mortgages. As refinancing calculators can demonstrate, mortgage holders who switch to a lower fixed rate mortgage can sometimes save thousands of dollars or more in future interest payments.
There are many reasons people consider refinancing, including:However, there are important considerations and tradeoffs when refinancing. For example, it can require a lot of time and additional paperwork, and the interest rate change may not justify the work.
Thus, what should you think about when considering refinancing your mortgage? We provide the below resource for you to help determine whether to refinance your mortgage. As always, please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, need a referral, or want to work through the decision-making process. We are always here to listen and assist.
Important Disclosure Information and Sources:
 “Will mortgage rates go down in October 2020? Forecast and trends.” Tim Lucas, 17-Sep-2020, themortgagereports.com.
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